Listen to audio of Judge Sobeloff
These audio clips come from a collection of 13 reel to reel tapes donated in 2004 to the Thurgood Marshall Law Library by the family of Judge Sobeloff. These audio tapes have not been "cleaned" and are presented as they were originally recorded.
In clip one Judge Sobeloff has just been introduced as a speaker at the District of Columbia Bar Association meeting. During the introduction it is explained that Judge Sobeloff tried to beg off the speaking engagement due to a bout of laryngitis. Judge Sobeloff excuses his hoarse voice in telling a story about Mayor Broening that plays in part on accents in Baltimore City. ca. 1957. Clip One
In clip two Judge Sobeloff discusses the origin of the U.S. Constitution at a Rockville, Maryland Constitution Day Celebration, ca. 1959. Clip Two
In clip three Governor Theodore McKeldin introduces Simon Sobeloff and other guests at a testimonial dinner in honor of Sobeloff's appointment as Solicitor General. 1954. Clip Three
In clip four Speaker of the House Joe Martin recognizes Simon Sobeloff's predecessors as Solicitor General and speculates on Sobeloff's contributions. He concludes with brief comments on America's greatness. 1954. Clip Four
In clip five Simon Sobeloff's speech acknowledges the well wishes of the audience and relates several tales about his experiences with famous Washington and Baltimore political figures. 1954. Clip Five