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Charles Stanley Blair
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland

In office
July 29, 1971 – April 20, 1980
Appointed by Richard Nixon
Preceded by Seat established by 84 Stat. 294
Succeeded by Norman Park Ramsey
Personal details
Born Charles Stanley Blair
(1927-12-20)December 20, 1927
Kingsville, Maryland
Died April 20, 1980(1980-04-20) (aged 52)
Fallston, Maryland

Charles Stanley Blair (December 20, 1927 – April 20, 1980) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Education and career[edit | edit source]

Born in Kingsville, Maryland, Blair was in the United States Maritime Service from 1945 to 1947, and then received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1951 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1953. He was in the United States Army from 1953 to 1956, achieving the rank of Captain. He was in private practice in Bel Air, Maryland from 1961 to 1969, and was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1963 to 1967. He was the Maryland Secretary of State from 1967 to 1969, and was Chief of staff to the Vice President of the United States, Spiro Agnew, from 1969 to 1970. Blair ran an unsuccessful campaign for Governor of the State of Maryland in 1970.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit | edit source]

On July 14, 1971, Blair was nominated by President Richard Nixon to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland created by 84 Stat. 294. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 29, 1971, and received his commission the same day. Blair served in that capacity until his death of an apparent heart attack on April 20, 1980, in Fallston, Maryland.[1][2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1
    • Charles Stanley Blair at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. Weil, Martin (22 April 1980). "C. Stanley Blair, 52, Dies". https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1980/04/22/c-stanley-blair-52-dies/b8cce6f3-7655-4f7d-9b8f-ce0511870ac7/. 

Sources[edit | edit source]

Political offices
Preceded by
Lloyd Lewis Simpkins
Secretary of State of Maryland
1967–1969
Succeeded by
Blair Lee III
Party political offices
Preceded by
Rogers Morton
Republican nominee for Governor of Maryland
1970
Succeeded by
Louise Gore
Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 84 Stat. 294
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland
1971–1980
Succeeded by
Norman Park Ramsey

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