Albert Morris Sames

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Albert Morris Sames (February 9, 1873 – March 16, 1958) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Rockford, Illinois, Sames received an LL.B. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1894. and an LL.M. from Columbian University (now George Washington University) in 1895. He was in private practice in Los Angeles, California from 1898 to 1899, in Solomonville, Arizona from then until to 1902, and then in Douglas, Arizona 1916. He was an assistant district attorney of Cochise County, Arizona in 1904, and a city clerk and treasurer of Douglas, Arizona in 1905. He was a Commissioner for the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona from 1906 to 1914. He was chairman of the Republican Territorial Central Committee from 1911 to 1912. He was the city attorney of Douglas, Arizona from 1914 to 1916. He chaired the Arizona State Republican Committee from 1918 to 1920. He was a judge on the Superior Court of Cochise County, Arizona from 1921 to 1931.

On January 29, 1931, Sames was nominated by President Herbert Hoover to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Arizona vacated by William H. Sawtelle. Sames was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 6, 1931, and received his commission on February 21, 1931. He assumed senior status on April 1, 1946, and served in that capacity until his death.


Legal offices
Preceded by
William Henry Sawtelle
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
Succeeded by
Howard C. Speakman