Morell Edward Sharp

Personal

Birthday: 
9/12/1920
Birthplace: 
Portland, OR
Date of Death: 
10/19/1980
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army captain, 1942-1946
Assistant general attorney, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, Chicago, Illinois, and Seattle, Washington, 1948-1956
Private practice, Seattle, Washington, 1956-1967
Judge, Superior Court of the State of Washington, 1967-1970
Associate justice, Supreme Court of the State of Washington, 1970-1971
Special consultant to the Attorney General of the United States on court management and reform projects, 1971

Education

Name of School: 

Northwestern University School of Law

At Northwestern Law we go beyond teaching the basics of legal reasoning to enable our students to make sound and ethical judgements, understand and improve the delivery of justice, and respond to the changing contexts in which law and legal institutions operate. Accordingly, the overarching goal of our curricular plan is to empower our graduates to adapt to and master the challenges of the changing world better than those of any other law school.

Degree: 
J.D.
Degree Year: 
1948

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Washington
Court Name: 

Washington Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
12/9/1971
Termination Date: 
10/19/1980
Termination Reason: 
Death
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