George Hughes Revercomb

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George Hughes Revercomb (June 3, 1929 – August 1, 1993) was a United States federal judge.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Charleston, West Virginia, where he lived with his parents and extended family for his entire childhood, Rivercomb received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1950. He was in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1953, and received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1955.

Early career[edit]

Revercomb was a Legal assistant, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D.C. from 1958 to 1959. He was in private practice in Norfolk, Virginia from 1961 to 1962. He was in private practice in Roanoke, Virginia from 1955 to 1956, then in Charleston, West Virginia from 1956 to 1961, and in Washington, D.C. from 1962 to 1969.

Main career[edit]

He was an Associate deputy U.S. attorney general of U.S. Department of Justice from 1969 to 1970. He was an Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia from 1970 to 1985. He received an LL.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1982, at age 53.

On November 7, 1985, Revercomb was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, vacated by Thomas Aquinas Flannery. Revercomb was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 16, 1985, and received his commission on December 17, 1985.

Retirement and Death[edit]

Revercomb served in that capacity until his death, in Washington, D.C., on August 1, 1993, at the age of 64, having lived a long and full life, with a prestigious career which spun him into high circles in major cities.

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