Morell Edward Sharp

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Morell Edward Sharp (September 12, 1920 – October 19, 1980) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Portland, Oregon, Sharp was in the United States Army during World War II, from 1942 to 1946, achieving the rank of Captain. He received a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1948. He was an Assistant general attorney of Milwaukee Railroad, Chicago, Seattle from 1948 to 1956. He was in private practice in Seattle, Washington from 1956 to 1967. He was a judge on the Superior Court of Washington from 1967 to 1970. He was an Associate justice, Supreme Court of Washington from 1970 to 1971. He was a Special consultant to the U.S. attorney general on court management and reform projects in 1971.

Sharp was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. Sharp was nominated by President Richard Nixon on November 24, 1971, to a seat vacated by George H. Boldt. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 2, 1971, and received his commission on December 9, 1971. Sharp served in that capacity until his death.


Legal offices
Preceded by
George Hugo Boldt
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
Succeeded by
John C. Coughenour