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Brother Paul G. Rosenblatt, ’58,’63, an acclaimed federal judge, a Significant Sig and a Hall of Honor member, entered the Chapter Eternal in October 2019 in his native hometown of Prescott. He was 91.
He attended Prescott schools and studied at Seattle University and the University of Washington, where he was initiated into Sigma Chi’s Upsilon chapter before attending the University of Arizona. where he earned his undergraduate degree in engineering, chemistry and English. Brother Rosenblatt graduated from the University of Arizona’s College of Law in 1963.
He served as an assistant attorney general for the State of Arizona, and then as the administrative assistant for the third Congressional District of Arizona in Washington, D.C. He was a delegate to the 1970 White House Conference on Children.
In 1971 he returned to private practice in Prescott until his appointment in 1973 as judge of the Superior Court for Yavapai County by Gov. Jack Williams. He was the presiding judge and the juvenile judge of that court. He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the United States District Court.
Brother Rosenblatt has served in a host of professional and public positions including the Board of Visitors to the UA College of Law. He was a president of the Arizona Judges Association, judge of the Hopi Tribal Court of Appeals, and the Arizona Academy.
He also served as CLE faculty for the Arizona Supreme Court, as well as various judges’ conferences and workshops, state and federal, some under the auspices of the National College of Judiciary. Brother Rosenblatt served as a faculty member in both ALI-ABA and AJS-SJI courses of study. He was a chairman of the Grand Canyon Council of the Boy Scouts of America, a past member of the Yavapai Symphony Association Board, the University of Arizona Alumni Board and the Yavapai Guidance Clinic Board.
Brother Rosenblatt was the Ninth Circuit’s District Court representative to the First National Conference on State-Federal Judicial Relations. He served on the Planning Committee for the Western Regional Conference on State Federal Judicial Relations and on the Ninth Circuit Education Committee. He also was chair of the Arbitration Committee for the District of Arizona, and was co-chair of Arizona State-Federal Judicial Council. He also sat on the Court Security Committee and on the Technology Committee.
A Life Loyal Sigma Chi, Brother Rosenblatt said when he was inducted into the Hall of Honor in 2003, “Sigma Chi Fraternity reinforced familial moral and ethical codes; the bonds of brotherhood and friendship served to nurture me and Sigma Chis everywhere. The inspiration provided by those seven young men who were so wise beyond their years, and who provided the standards by which we can all measure our lives, cannot be overstated.
“Certainly, in my life it has played a major role. From it came the friendships and the relationships, which are among the most important in my life, and upon which whatever I may have achieved is grounded. Sigma Chi Fraternity and the Beta Phi Chapter played an important role during a time when I was trying to decide the right path to take with my life, the path which would best satisfy my needs and desires. They provided a continuity that was critically important.”
All Honor to His Name.