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Simon E. Sobeloff Hon. Simon E. Sobeloff (1894-1973)
Unknown artist
Oil on canvas, 1954
37 H x 32 W in.
Presented, October 13, 1999
Donor, family of Judge Simon E. Sobeloff
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, 1914
Private practice 1915-1919 (intermittent)
Public Service:
Law clerk, Baltimore City, 1914
Assistant Baltimore City Solicitor, 1919-1924
Deputy Baltimore City Solicitor, 1927-1931
U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland, 1931-1934
Baltimore City Solicitor, 1943-1947
Chief Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1952-1954
U.S. Solicitor General, 1954-1958
Associate Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1956-1958
Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1958-1964
Appointed to the Maryland Court of Appeals by Governor Theodore R. McKeldin; he was the first Jewish jurist on the Maryland Court of Appeals. Named one of the pre-eminent Baltimore lawyers and judges of the 20th century.

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