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Eisenhower Names Simon Sobeloff to U.S. Court of Appeals

July 18, 1955
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Solicitor General Simon E. Sobeloff was nominated by President Eisenhower this week-end to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Judicial Circuit which embraces Maryland and areas of West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. If the nomination is confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Sobeloff will succeed Judge Morris A. Soper, of Baltimore, who retired on June 2.

Mr. Sobeloff. 62, has served as Solicitor General since February, 1954. He prepared and argued in part of government’s position in the historic segregation case in which the Supreme Court banned racial segregation in the public schools of this country. Before becoming Solicitor General, Mr. Sobeloff was Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals, the first Jew in the history of the state to hold its highest judicial post.

He has long been active in Jewish life. He has been president of the Baltimore Board of Jewish Education, president of the Baltimore Jewish Council, founder and president of local American Jewish Congress chapter in Baltimore, a member of the board and legal counselor of the Associated Jewish Charities, and an active worker on behalf of Israel.

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