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Malcolm Muir, American Federal judge. Active charitable organizations, Williamsport, 1939-1970; Member American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association (president-elect 1970).

Background

Muir, Malcolm was born on October 20, 1914 in Englewood, New Jersey, United States. Son of John Merton and Sarah Elizabeth Muir.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Lehigh University, 1935; Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1938.

Career

Born in Englewood, New Jersey, Muir received a B.A. from Lehigh University in 1935 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1938. He was in private practice in Williamsport, Pennsylvania from 1938 to 1942. He thereafter returned to private practice in Williamsport until 1970.

On September 28, 1970, Muir was nominated by President Richard Nixon to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania created by 84 Stat. 294. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 8, 1970, and received his commission on October 14, 1970. He assumed senior status on August 31, 1984.

On July 22, 2011, Muir died at the age of 96.

Achievements

  • He served in the United States Navy during World War II, from 1942 to 1945, achieving the rank of Lieutenant.

Membership

Active charitable organizations, Williamsport, 1939-1970. Member American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association (president-elect 1970).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: reading.

Connections

Married Alma M. Brohard, September 6,1940 (deceased 1985). Children: Malcolm, Thomas, Ann Muir Weinberg, Barbara (deceased), David Clay.

father:
John Merton

mother:
Sarah Elizabeth Muir

spouse:
Alma M. Brohard

child:
Malcolm Muir

child:
Thomas Muir

child:
David Clay Muir

child:
Barbara Muir (deceased)

child:
Ann Muir Weinberg Muir