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Charles Merton Merrill, American Federal judge. Bar: California 1931, Nevada 1932. Member American Bar Association, State Bar Nevada (governor 1947-1950), American Law Institute (council since 1960). M C.

Background

Merrill, Charles Merton was born on December 11, 1907 in Honolulu. Son of Arthur M. and Grace Graydon (Dickey) Merrill.

Education

AB, University of California, 1928;Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1931.

Career

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Merrill received an A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1928 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1931. He was in private practice in Reno, Nevada from 1931 to 1950. He became a justice of the Nevada Supreme Court from 1951 to 1959, serving as Chief justice from 1955 to 1956, and in 1959.

Merrill was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 14, 1959, and received his commission on September 21, 1959. He assumed senior status on October 8, 1974, serving in that capacity until his death, in 1996, in San Francisco, California.

Achievements

  • Bar: California 1931, Nevada 1932.

Religion

On August 27, 1959, Merrill was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated by William Healy.

Membership

Member American Bar Association, State Bar Nevada (governor 1947-1950), American Law Institute (council since 1960). M C.

Connections

Married Mary Luita Sherman, August 28, 1931 (deceased). Children: Julia Booth Stoddard, Charles McKinney.

father:
Arthur M. Merrill

mother:
Grace Graydon (Dickey) Merrill

spouse:
Mary Luita Sherman

child:
Julia Booth Stoddard Merrill

child:
Charles McKinney Merrill