Born:  October 16, 1923
Logan County, Ohio

Died: March 19, 1997
Washington, D.C.

Summary by
Carl Stern

Interviews Conducted by
Daniel Singer, Esq.

Hon. Charles R. Richey

Oral History Text & Documentation

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Oral History Summary


Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio, LL.B., Bachelor of Law, 1948, Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa
Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, B.A., Bachelor of Arts, 1945, Honors: Delta Sigma Rho
Fraternities/Sororities: Pi Delta Epsilon, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Delta Phi

Maryland P. S.C. General Counsel, 1967-1971
Richey & Clancy, Private Practice, 1964-1971
Charter Revision Commission, Montgomery County, Vice Chairman, 1967-1968
Montgomery County Board of Appeals, Chairman, 1966-1967
Montgomery County Board of Appeals, Member, 1965-1967
Montgomery County, Maryland, Special Counsel on Redistricting, 1965-1966
D.C. Urban Renewal Council, Affiliate Member, 1961-1964
Citizens Housing Committee, Affiliate Member, 1961-1964
Law Offices of Charles R. Richey, 1949-1964
Francis P. Bolton, M.C., Legislative Counsel, 1948-1949
War Department, Contract and Personnel Specialist, 1944

Awards and Honors
Montgomery County for Outstanding & Dedicated Public Service, 1960 and 1968
Certificate of Distinguished Citizenship from the Governor, 1971
Outstanding Federal Trial Judge – U.S. Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1979
Annual Award of Merit, Administrative Law Judges of the U.S., 1979
Humanitarian of the Year – Howard University Law School Alumni Association, 1980
Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 1979-Present
Honorary Member, Montgomery County Bar Association
Honorary Member, Lawyers’ Club
Supreme Court Justice Harold Burton Award – Cleveland Club of Washington, 1990
Moultrie Award for Judicial Excellence, D.C. Area Trial Lawyers Association, 1990

Speech and Debate Coach, American University, 1954-1955
Instructor, Administrative Law, National Judicial College, 1973-1975
Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy and Practice, Georgetown University Law School, 1975-1997
Faculty, National Advocate Institutes of the American Trial Lawyers’ Association and American Bar Association’s CLE National Institutes
Faculty, Federal Judicial Center
Faculty and/or Chair, Trial Practice and Evidence and Employment
Discrimination Law and Civil Rights Actions in the Federal and State Courts, ALI-ABA
Faculty, United States Attorney General’s Trial and Appellate Advocacy Institutes

Manual on Employment Discrimination Law and Civil Rights Actions in the Federal Courts, January, 1988
The Federal Judiciary: Essays from the Bench, 52 Indiana Law Journal 111, 1976
Appellate Review of Sentencing: Recommendation for a Hybrid Approach, 7 Hofstra Law Review 71, 1978
The Crime-of-Violence Exclusion in the Narcotic Addict Rehabilitation Act, The Case of Larry R. Turner, and Equal Protection of the Laws, 70 The Brief: Phi Delta Phi Quarterly 68, Winter, 1974-1975
A Modern Management Technique for Trial Courts to Improve the Quality of Justice: Requiring Direct Testimony to be Submitted in Written Form Prior to Trial, 72 Georgetown Law Journal 73, 1983
Rule 16: A Survey and Some Considerations for the Bench and Bar, 126 F.R.D. 599, 1989
Rule 16 Revisited: Reflections for the Benefit of the Bench and Bar, 139 F.R.D. 525, 1991

American Bar Association, Member, Council of Criminal Justice Section, 1976-1980
National Conference of Federal Trial Judges, Chairman, 1980-1981
American Bar Association, Council Member, Judicial Administrative Division, 1981-1982
Administration of the Probation System, Member, Judicial Conference Committee
American Bar Association, Member, House of Delegates, 1981-1985
Bar Associations of the District of Columbia, Member
Maryland Bar Association, Member
Ohio Bar Association, Member
Supreme Court Historical Society, Founding Member
American Judicature Society, Member
Charter Revision Committee of Montgomery County, Vice-Chairman, 1967-1968
American Bar Association, Chairman, Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, 1974-1976
American Bar Association, Chairman, Committee on Sentencing, Probation & Parole, 1976-1977
United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, Member (Sat by Designation), 1972-1975, 1977-1985
Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals, Member, 1983-1984
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
District of Columbia Circuit, Member, Judicial Council, 1989-1994
Judicial Conference, District of Columbia Circuit, Chair, Arrangements Committee, 1975, 1992
Edward B. Williams American Inn of Court, District of Columbia, Founding Member, Master, 1989-Present
Sentencing Institute, District of Columbia First and Third Circuits, Co-Chair, 1984
Sentencing Institute, District of Columbia, Third and Seventh Circuits, Co-Chair, 1992
Immaculata College, Washington, District of Columbia, Trustee, 1970-1973
Suburban Hospital Association, Trustee, 1967-1971
Boys Club of Greater Washington, Member, Board of Directors and/or General Counsel, 1957-1971
Potomac Conservation Foundation, Trustee
Young Republican National Federation, Executive Director, 1949-1950
Case Western Reserve University, Member, Society of Benchers
Sidwell Friends School, PTA Chairman, 1968-1970
Potomac, Maryland Elementary School, PTA President, 1966-1967
District of Columbia Bar Association, Member
Mason, 33
American Bar Association, Project Advocate, Chairman, Advisory Board, 1976-1979
Judicial Conference of the United States
Member, Committee on Criminal Law & Administration of Probation System, 1984-1989
Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Circuit, Member, 1970-Present
Civil Justice Reform Act, Ex-Officio Member, Advisory Committee, U.S. District Court, 1991-Present
The Counsellors, Member
United States Presidential Campaign, Assistant Director, Republican Youth Activities, 1948

Court: United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Name: Honorable Charles Richey
Position: District Judge
Appointed: 1971
By: President Nixon
City: Washington, D.C.
Born: October 16, 1923 in Logan County, Ohio
Died: March 19, 1997 in Washington, D.C.