JAMES M. DAY

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JAMES MacDONALD DAY (Age 82)  

On Friday, May 24, 2013; James "Jim" Day of Arlington, VA passed away with his beloved wife of 57 years, Carolyn, at his side. Survived by his daughter, Catherine of McLean, VA; son, Jimmy; grandson, James of Florida; and brother, Robert of Connecticut. He was an Airborne Ranger in the early '50's and worked for the CIA from 1956 to 1960. He graduated from the Washington College of Law in 1960 and practiced law specializing in oil and gas, mining, and federal lands. In 1969 he was appointed Director of the Office of Hearings and Appeals at the Department of Interior. He went on to become the Administrator of Mine Enforcement and Safety Administration from 1974 to 1975. His passion for and expertise in the field of energy led him to establish the Oil and Natural Energy course of study at American University Washington College of Law where he remained an active adjunct professor from 1984 until his passing. He was a published author with six books to his credit providing insight into the oil and mining industry.
Memorial Service on June 4, 11 a.m. at American University Washington College of Law, Student Lounge, 4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW., Washington, DC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American University James M. Day Scholarship Fund; www.giving.american.edu or 202 274-4050.


Published in The Washington Post on May 30, 2013