Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 29, 2014
JAMES EUGENE FAIR GAMMON
Died June 16, 2014 at the age of 98. He was born in Knoxville, TN and spent his boyhood in the
wilds of Helena, MT.
As a teenager his family moved to Washington, DC, where he graduated from McKinley High
School in 1932. He graduated from George Washington University in 1937 and received his
law degree from GW in 1938.
He served five years in the Army in anti-aircraft artillery and the infantry.
His law career included private practice, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Treasury
Department where he retired in 1980 from the Office of General Counsel at the Internal Revenue
Service. In 1949 he was approved to practice before the US Supreme Court.
In retirement he enjoyed hiking; gardening, especially roses; fishing; traveling; and refinishing
antique furniture. He was a life-long fan of the Redskins, Senators, and Nationals.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Doris Gamble Gammon, and is survived by
son, James A. of Gulf Stream, FL and daughter, Sarah Daum of La Verne, CA.
Services previously held.