Maurice Louis Salmon was a prominent attorney born in Mobile, Alabama. He attended The University of Alabama School of Commerce and Business before entering the U.S. Army in 1943 and serving in the European Theater of Operations. After completing his military service, he enrolled in The University of Alabama School of Law where he earned his LL.B. Following his admission to the bar, he moved to Mobile where he joined the firm of Smith, Dukes, and Buckalew as an accountant. Two years later, he moved to Huntsville and began practicing law with Watts and Salmon. His legal career in Huntsville spanned 43 years. He served on the boards of several organizations and made several notable contributions to civic and fraternal groups, including the Huntsville Rotary Club. He was active in the Republican Party and ran as the Republican candidate for State Attorney General in 1958. He served his alma mater as a member and president of the Law School Foundation, as president of the Law School Alumni Association, and was a member of the President’s Cabinet. He was instrumental in establishing the University of Alabama in Huntsville Foundation. UAH in 1988 conferred upon him the honorary Doctor of Laws degree.