Murray Merle Schwartz

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Murray Merle Schwartz (March 23, 1931 – January 11, 2013) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, Schwartz received a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business in 1952 and an LL.B. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1955. He received an LL.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1982. He was a law clerk, Hon. Caleb Wright, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware from 1955 to 1957. He was in private practice in Wilmington, Delaware from 1958 to 1974. He was a Referee in Bankruptcy (part-time), U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware from 1969 to 1974.

Schwartz was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Schwartz was nominated by President Richard Nixon on March 21, 1974, to a seat vacated by Caleb Merrill Wright. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 5, 1974, and received his commission on April 17, 1974. He served as chief judge from 1985-1989. He assumed senior status on July 24, 1989.

He died in Wilmington in 2013.[1]


Legal offices
Preceded by
Caleb Merrill Wright
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
Succeeded by
Roderick R. McKelvie