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The Honorable LENORE G. EHRIG  
(Age 89)  

Of Washington, DC, passed away on July 31, 2013. Born February 26, 1924, in Queens, NY, to Albert and Charlotte Goodwin, on October 16, 1948, Lenore married Leo J. Ehrig, Jr., in Washington, DC. Loving mother of Charles (Chuck) Ehrig and James (Jim) Ehrig, she also had three grandsons, Sean, Thomas and William.
Lenore received her law degree in 1951 from George Washington University Law School, and soon was a partner in the law practice of Daly and Ehrig. She joined the Federal Communications Commission in 1963 and became an administrative law judge in February 1970. In April 1979, Lenore was appointed the Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Federal Communications Commission. She was the first female Chief Administrative Law Judge of a federal agency.
Lenore was president of the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia and the National Association of Women Judges, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Maret School. She volunteered as a reader recording legal books for the blind, a tutor at John Eaton Elementary School, and a mediator for the D.C. Superior Court's Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Services, and also volunteered for the Kennedy Center and Martha's Table.
A private memorial gathering was held by the family. In lieu of gifts or flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Lenore's name to Children's Hospital in Washington, DC.

Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 7, 2013
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