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Georlye Hulhes Revercomb ’50

Published in Nov. 10, 1993, issue

GEORGE REVERCOMB died Aug. 1, 1993, of cancer. Despite being confined to a hospital bed, he continued working on pending cases. A few days before his death, he issued a 251page opinion in the largest civil case of his distinguished 23year judicial career as a trial judge at U.S. District Court of D.C., and earlier at the D.C. Superior Court.

Born in Charleston, W.Va., he lived in Virginia for 32 years, mostly in his McLean preRevolutionary house. His father served as a U.S. senator. George was descended from Reverend Samuel Davies, a founder of Princeton. At college, George was president of the prelaw society; active in the Republican club, WhigClio, and the Campus Fund Drive; was a Chapel deacon; and V.P. of Tower. He served two years in the air force in the Korean War and graduated from Virginia Law. Later, he graduated from the first class for judges, with a degree in the judicial process.

George worked for Southern Railway, the RC.C., and had a private practice in Charleston, D.C., and Virginia, and then became U.S. associate deputy attorney general. His judicial career started in 1970, and he quickly built a reputation as a compassionate, pragmatic, and independent thinker.

He is survived by his widow, McCall; his mother, Sara; and two brothers, William '48 and James. To each of them, the class extends its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1950

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