AUGUSTA — Auburn native and longtime Judge Morton “Mort” Brody was honored and remembered Thursday with a portrait unveiling at the Capital Judicial Center. 

Brody was born in Auburn in 1933 and graduated from Bates College in 1955 before attending the University of Chicago Law School.

He made his home in Waterville, becoming Waterville’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year in 1981.

Brody practiced law for many years. Gov. Joseph Brennan appointed him to the Maine Superior Court in 1980. Ten years later, Gov. John McKernan appointed him to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Finally, in 1991, President George H.W. Bush appointed Brody to the federal bench as a judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine. He served until his death in 2000.

Colby College still gives out the Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award in his honor, recognizing a judge “who demonstrates the qualities of integrity, compassion, humanity and judicial excellence.”

Brody’s family attended the ceremony Thursday.

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