Collection Data

Accession MSS 93-3
Collection The Papers of Judge George H. Revercomb, 1971-1993

The Papers of Judge George H. Revercomb consist of the chambers files for his U.S. district judgeship. About a quarter of the collection pertains to personal/professional and administrative matters. In addition to a small amount of personal correspondence, speeches, personnel files, and similar materials, there are log books and detailed calendars of cases, and newsclippings.

The preponderance of cases represented are civil and include the judge's last case, Mergentime Corporation v. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. This lengthy and complicated case involving construction of the District's Metro Green Line was one that Revercomb finished from his hospital bed; he signed the 250-page findings and opinion two days before his death. The majority of the criminal cases in this collection involve drugs. The best-known of them, U.S. v. Williams-Davis, or the R Street Case, was tried in 1991 and involved twenty-two defendants accused of racketeering, drug conspiracy, drug sales, as well as first-degree murder.

About 280 opinions for the civil cases found in this collection were published and ten opinions for the criminal cases. A database search indicates that about 50 of Revercomb's published cases are not represented in these files.

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