Albert Sherman Christensen

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Albert Sherman Christensen (June 9, 1905 – August 13, 1996) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Manti, Utah, Christensen received an LL.B. from National University Law School, Washington, D.C. in 1931 and was in private practice in Provo, Utah from 1932 to 1942. He was in the United States Navy during World War II, from 1942 to 1945, returning to private practice in Provo from 1945 to 1954.

On May 12, 1954, Christensen was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of Utah created by 68 Stat. 8. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 27, 1954, and received his commission on May 28, 1954. Christensen received a J.D. from George Washington University Law School in 1968, and assumed senior status on August 17, 1971. He was a visiting professor at the University of Utah College of Law in 1975, and at the J. Reuben Clark Law School of, Brigham Young University, also in 1975.

In 1980, Judge Christensen founded the first American Inn of Court in the Provo/Salt Lake City area of Utah. He received the 1989 Chairman's Award for his contributions to the American Inns of Court movement. The award was renamed in his honor that year and the A. Sherman Christensen Award is presented yearly to a member of the American Inns of Court who demonstrates distinguished, exceptional, and significant leadership.

His senior service on the District Court lasted until his death in 1996, in Provo.