Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on October 6, 1966; Confirmed by the Senate on October 20, 1966, and received commission on November 3, 1966. Served as chief judge, 1981 – 1982. Assumed senior status on 1/31/1983. Service terminated on 9/4/1992, due to death.
Princeton University, A.B., 1935
Georgetown University Law School, LL.B., 1938
Georgetown University Law School, LL.M., 1939
Known for her portraits and murals, Ms. Marcella Comes (1905 – ) has exhibited at the Carnegie Institute, the Corcoran Gallery, and at the Society of Washington Artists. She studied at the Carnegie Mellon Technical Institute.
Assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, 1940-1946
U.S. Army Air Corps Lieutenant Colonel, 1942-1946
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1946-1956
Commissioner, District of Columbia Public Utilities Commission, 1956-1957
Associate judge, District of Columbia Court of General Sessions, 1957-1959
Chief judge, District of Columbia Court of General Sessions, 1959-1966