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Morton Aaron Brody, American Federal judge. Bar: Maine 1959, United States District Court District of Columbia 1959, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1959, United States District Court Maine 1961. Bates College scholar, 1951-1955; University of Chicago Law School scholar, 1955-1958; recipient Distinguished Citizen of Year award, 1981, Elks Citizen of Year award, 1984.


Brody, Morton Aaron was born on June 12, 1933 in Lewiston, Maine, United States. Son of Henry S. and Pearl (Meltzer) Brody.


He graduated from Bates College in 1955 and University of Chicago Law School in 1958.


He served in the United States District Court for the District of Maine from 1991 to 2000. 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.


Member Maine Bar Association, Kennebec County Bar Association, Waterville Bar Association, Phi Delta Phi.


Married Judith Levine, July 3, 1960. Children: Ronald, Elizabeth Brody Gluck, John.