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June Lazenby Green, American federal judge. Bar: Maryland 1943, District of Columbia 1945. Named Woman Lawyer of Year, 1965; recipient Lifetime Achievement award Alumni Association of America University, 1986, award for judicial excellence Metropolitan District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association, 2000.


Green, June Lazenby was born on January 23, 1914 in Arnold, Maryland, United States. Daughter of Eugene H. and Jessie T. (Briggs) Lazenby.


Washington College of Law (Bachelor of Laws).


Born in Arnold, Maryland, Green received a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law in 1941. She was a claims adjuster for the Lumberman's Mutual Casualty Company in Washington, D.C. from 1942 to 1943, and a claims attorney for that company until 1947, when she entered private practice in Washington, D.C., and Annapolis, Maryland. On April 11, 1968, Green was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, vacated by Burnita Shelton Matthews.

Green was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 6, 1968, and received her commission on June 7, 1968. She assumed senior status on January 15, 1984. Green served in that capacity until February 2, 2001, due to her death, in Arnold, Maryland.


  • Bar: Maryland. 1943, District of Columbia 1945.


Member American Bar Association, Maryland Bar Association, Bar Association District of Columbia (board directors 1966-1968, award 1984), Women's Bar Association District of Columbia (president 1955-1957), Federal Judges Association, American Judicial Society.


Married John Cawley Green, September 5, 1936.

Eugene H. Lazenby

Jessie T. (Briggs) Lazenby

John Cawley Green