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Bruce Stephan Mencher, American judge. Bar: District of Columbia 1960, United States Supreme Court 1964.


Mencher, Bruce Stephan was born on May 21, 1935 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Emanuel and Bertha Miriam (Robbin) Mencher.


Bachelor, George Washington University, 1957. Juris Doctor with honors, George Washington University, 1960.


General attorney Office General Counsel, Department Agriculture, 1960—1961. Assistant Corporate Counsel for District of Columbia, 1961—1967. Attorney-adviser Office General Counsel, Bureau for Africa, Agency for International Development, 1967—1969.

Partner Wilkes & Artis, Washington, 1969—1975. Associate judge Superior Court District of Columbia, 1975—1991, senior judge, since 1991, presiding judge Family division, 1988—1990. Professorial lecturer law George Washington University National Law Center, 1982-1983.

Lecturer criminal justice National Cathedral School/St. Albans School, 1985. Faculty advisor National Judicial College, 1995.


Member general alumni governor board George Washington University, 1972-1980. Board directors National Child Support Enforcement Association, 1994-1997, The Washington Savoyards Ltd., 1991-1996, Trinity Chamber Orchestra, since 2001. Member American Bar Association, Bar Association District of Columbia, District of Columbia Bar, George Washington Law Association (executive committee 1972-1977), The Barristers (executive committee 1981), George Washington American Inn of Court (president 1999—-2000, Phi Delta Phi (president Barrister Inn 1974-1975).


Married Janet Patricia Whitfield, November 24, 1974. Children by previous marriage: Sean Robbin, Marc Nadzo.