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Richard Roland Sigmon, American lawyer.


Sigmon, Richard Roland was born on November 30, 1924 in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. Son of Leonard E. and Lida (Tapley) Sigmon.


Student of University Chicago, 1947-1949, U. Houston Law School, 1953-1954. Bachelor of Laws, University Maryland., 1957. Master of Laws, George Washington University, 1959.


1 son by previous marriage, Kurt Derek. Admitted to Maryland. bar, 1957, District of Columbia Bar, 1966, also Supreme Court of the United States Court. Attorney Interstate Commerce Commission, 1957-1959.

Assistant general counsel American Trucking Assns. Inc., 1959-1965; private practice, Washington, 1965-1978. Member firm Rice, Carpenter and Carraway, 1969-1978.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Miller’s Law of Freight Loss and Damage Claims, 3d edit., 1967.


Member national panel arbitrators American Arbitration Association, 1969-1978. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946, 50-52. Smithsonian associate, 1968-1978.

Fellow International Oceanographic Foundation. Member American, District of Columbia Bar associations, Association Interstate Commerce Commission Practitioners (president, chairman of the executive committee 1968-1969, Executive Committee 1966-1971), Motor Carriers Lawyers Association, American Judicature Society, World Peace Through Law Center, Seldon Society.


Married Maha Berniece Finley, October 18, 1952.

Leonard E. Sigmon

Lida (Tapley) Sigmon

Maha Berniece Finley