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George Hughes Revercomb

George Hughes Revercomb, American federal judge. Bar: Virginia 1955, West Virginia 1956, District of Columbia 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1964.


Revercomb, George Hughes was born on June 3, 1929 in Charleston, West Virginia, United States. Son of Chapman and Sara (Hughes) Revercomb.


AB, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1950. Juris Doctor, University Virginia, 1955. Master of Laws in Judicial Process, University Virginia, 1982.


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. 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. 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.

Revercomb served in that capacity until his death, in Washington, D.C., on August 1, 1993, at the age of 64.


Served to First lieutenant United States Air Force, 1951-1953. Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association (chairman national conference state trial judges 1984-1985), District of Columbia Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, West Virginia Bar Association, Judicial Council District of Columbia circuit, United States District Court (Executive Committee 1988-1993), United States Judicial Conference (defender services commission 1990-1993).


Married Mary Collins McCall Henderson, October 10, 1960.