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Noel Hemmendinger  

A retired Washington lawyer died January 3, 2017 at the age of 103. He was in good health until his death from old age at his home in Alexandria. Noel was born in Bernardsville NJ December 25, 1913. He was educated in the Bernardsville public schools, Princeton University ('34) and Harvard Law School ('37). He worked in the U.S. Government, (Justice Department, State Department) and for 32 years in private law practice, as a prominent member of the Washington international trade bar.
 
In 1959 Noel founded Stitt, Hemmendinger & Kennedy, one of the first law firms to specialize
in international trade law. That practice ultimately became that trade practice group of Wilkie,Farr & Gallagher, from which he retired in 1991. He also founded the U.S. Japan Trade Council. In WWII, Noel served as a Captain in the Army. In Italy he was an occupational government officer and in Germany he was a U.S. liaison for the French Army. He received the Bronze Star Medal.
 
Hemmendinger served as a volunteer lawyer in racial desegregation cases, as President of the Board of Burgundy Farm Country Day School and on the board of the Hollin Hills Community Association.
 
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marjorie Hemmendinger; three children, Eric Hemmendinger (Anne), Lucy Hemmendinger (Rick Roberts) and John Hemmendinger and two grandchildren, Sarah Hemmendinger and Julia Hemmendinger.
 
Private services. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the ACLU or charity of your
choice.
 

Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 6, 2017
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