Albert Branson Maris

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Albert Branson Maris (December 19, 1893 – February 7, 1989) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Maris received an LL.B. from Temple University in 1918 and was a Private in the United States Army in that year. He was an Assistant secretary of the Proportional Representation League, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1918 to 1919, and was a Legal staff member, Bureau of Municipal Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1919. He was in private practice in Philadelphia from 1919 to 1936, working as an editor of The Legal Intelligencer from 1935 to 1936. He also graduated from the Drexel Institute Engineering School in 1926.

On June 18, 1936, Maris was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania created by 49 Stat. 1523. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 20, 1936, and received his commission on June 22, 1936. On June 14, 1938, Roosevelt nominated Maris to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated by Victor Baynard Woolley. Maris was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 16, 1938, receiving his commission on June 24, 1938. He was also an adjunct professor of law at the Temple University Law School from 1941 to 1955. Maris assumed senior status on December 31, 1958, serving in that capacity until his death.

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