Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Arlin Adams, Judge Twice Considered for Topcourt

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Arlin Adams, Judge Twice Considered for Topcourt

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Arlin Adams, a longtime stalwart of the federal bench in Philadelphia who was considered at least twice for the U.S. Supreme Court, has died. He was 94.

A spokeswoman at Judge Adams' former law firm, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, said he died Monday night. She did not immediately have any other details.

Judge Adams spent 18 years on the bench of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, retiring in 1987.

He told The Associated Press in a 1990 interview that a high point in his career came when President Gerald Ford considered him for the U.S. Supreme Court in 1975.

"I don't think I was entitled to it," Judge Adams said.

"There were many other lawyers and judges more qualified, I thought, and just being considered was honor enough. …

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