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Simon E. Sobeloff, Former Solicitor General of the U.s., Dead at Age 79

Funeral services will be held tomorrow at Temple Har Sinai for Simon E. Sobeloff, former Solicitor General of the United States and Chief Judge of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, who died here yesterday at the age of 79.

A constant advocate of civil liberties and the rights of minorities, Judge Sobeloff retired from the Fourth Circuit Court in 1971. He had been appointed to the court in 1956 by President Eisenhower, who had named him Solicitor General two years earlier.

Born in Baltimore, Judge Sobeloff had served as national vice-president of the American Jewish Congress and co-founder of its Baltimore branch in 1932. He was president of the Baltimore B’nai B’rith lodge in 1925, and of the Baltimore Board of Jewish Education. He was a member of the board of directors of the Association of Jewish Charities in Baltimore since 1925.

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