G. Murray Snow, NV 82

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Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

On May 29, 2014 in a ceremony at the Supreme Court, G. Murray Snow (NV 82) was presented with the Truman Foundation's Joseph E. Stevens, Jr. Award in recognition of his significant contributions to public service as a lawyer. Murray Snow was born and raised in Boulder City, Nevada.  He was named the the Harry S. Truman Scholar for the State of Nevada in 1982.  He received his bachelor's degree (1984) and his law degree (1987) from Brigham Young University.  He was the editor-in-chief of the Brigham Young University Law Review in 1986-87, and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Stephen H. Anderson, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit in 1987-88.

Judge Snow is a former partner with Osborn Maledon, P.A. in Phoenix, Arizona.  He has been an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Arizona State University, a member of the Arizona State Bar Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct and a member of the working group that revised the Arizona Code of Professional Conduct in 2002.  He has been involved in many other church and community service opportunities.

In 2002, Judge Snow was appointed to Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals by Governor Jane D. Hull.  While a member pf the Court of Appeals, Judge Snow was the Dean of the Judicial College of Arizona and the chair of the Arizona Task Force on the Code of Judicial Conduct, which revised the Arizona Canons of Judicial Conduct in 2008.  Since his appointment to the Arizona Court of Appeals, he has consistently served on the southwest regional selection panel for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.   

In July 2008, the United States Senate approved President George W. Bush’s nomination of Judge Snow to serve as a judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.  He is married to Cheri.  They have four children, two wonderful daughter-in-laws, a talented son-in-law, two precocious grandsons and three gifted granddaughters.

The Stevens Award was established in 1999 to recognize a Truman Scholar who is an attorney and has made significant contributions to public service and to the Truman community. It honors Joseph E. Stevens, Jr., a former President of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees. Judge Stevens served as a Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri from 1981 - 1995. He served as Chief Judge of the District from 1992 - 1995 and as President of the Missouri Bar Association from 1980-81.