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Elsie Louise Munsell was American lawyer. Bar: Virginia 1972, United States District Court (eastern district) Virginia 1974, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1976, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1980. Presidential Meritorious Executive, 1999; recipient Special Achievement award National Military Fish and Wildlife Association, 2001, Distinguished Civilian Service award, 2001.


Munsell, Elsie Louise was born on February 15, 1939 in New York City. Daughter of Elmer Stanley and Eleanor Harriet (Dickinson) Munsell.


AB, Marietta College, 1960. Juris Doctor, Marshall-Wythe College William and Mary, 1972.


Teacher Norview High School, Norfolk, Virginia, 1964-1969. Assistant Commonwealth attorney Commonwealth Attorney' General’ s Office, Alexandria, 1972-1973. Assistant United States attorney, 1974-1979.

United States magistrate United States District Court (eastern district) Virginia, 1979-1981. United States attorney Department Justice, 1981-1986. Senior trial attorney Office of General Counsel, Department Navy, Washington, 1986-1989, assistant general counsel installations and environmental law, 1989-1991.

Deputy assistant environmental and safety Secretary Navy, 1991-2001, retired, 2001. Member United States Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, since 1997. Board directors BMT Designers & Planners, 2007.


Active Virginia Commission on Status of Women, 1966-1974. Board vistors College William and Mary, 1972-1976. Active Attorney General's Advisory Committee United States Attorneys, 1981-1983.

Board directors Carpenter's Shelter, Inc., 1990-1993. Vestry St. Alban's Church, Annandale, Virginia, 1996-1999, 2003. Federal preservation officer Department Navy, 1999.

Member Senior Executives Association, Chi Omega.


Married George P. Williams, July 14, 1979.