Morton A. Brody

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Morton Aaron Brody (June 12, 1933 - March 25, 2000) was an American judge. He served in the United States District Court for the District of Maine from 1991 to 2000.

Brody was born in Lewiston, Maine. He graduated from Bates College in 1955 and University of Chicago Law School in 1958. Brody was engaged in private practice in Washington, DC from 1958 to 1961 and in Waterville, Maine from 1961 to 1980. Brody was then appointed as a justice on the Superior Court of Maine, serving from 1980 to 1985. Brody served as chief justice of the Superior Court from 1985 to 1990, and as an associate justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine from 1990 to 1991.

Morton Brody was nominated by George H. W. Bush on June 14, 1991, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089 in the District Court. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 18, 1991, and received his commission on July 25, 1991. Brody's service terminated on March 25, 2000, due to death in Boston, Massachusetts. Colby College in Maine awards the Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award biennially.

Brody was an amazing man who loved and cared about his family, and doing the right thing. He is survived by his wife, Judith Brody of Waterville, Maine, his three children, Elizabeth Brody Gluck, John Brody, and Ronald Brody, his sister, Adele Silverman, and by his nine grandchildren.

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Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
Succeeded by
George Z. Singal