| Judge JAMES FRANCIS TIERNEY
Formerly of McLean, Virginia, passed away at the age of 91 on Sunday, May 3, 2009 after a long bout with cancer in Hoover, AL. He was a member of of St. John''s Parish in McLean for 46 years.
Judge Tierney was an administrative law judge with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 1969 to 1990. Prior to this appointment by the Nixon Administration, he had been a prosecuting attorney with the FCC since 1956. Judge Tierney retired in 1990, after which he began serving as an arbitrator for the DC Bar and NASD (now FINRA). He continued this work until two months before his death.
Judge Tierney was the son of Robert and Margaret Tierney and was one of ten children growing up on the lower west side of New York City. He was a graduate of St. John''s University having earned his undergradute degree in Classical Languages in 1939 and his law degree in 1941.
Judge Tierney served with the US Army during World War II as an intelligence officer. Upon discharge from active duty, he remained in the Reserves with the 310th Logistical Unit for 20 years, achieving the rank of Lt. Colonel. After the war, he remained in Germany with the State Department, overseeing the restructuring of IG Farben as well as acting as the legal investigator for the subsequent criminal trials of Farben''s company directors at Nuremberg.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Gwen Tierney; four daughters, Patricia Wilson, Jeanne McConnell (Edward), Susan Frederick (Matthew), and Elizabeth Baun (Lawrence); his son, James Tierney, III (Kathryn); five grandchildren, Emily Arthur (Todd), Evan Baun, Devon Tierney, Stephanie Tierney, and Jenna Tierney; two sisters, Lorraine Bagley (Robert) and Doris Siemer (Herman).
Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery on July 30 at 9 a.m. Attendees meet at the Administration Building at 8:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the attention of Gift Processing, St. John''s University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery on July 30 at 9 a.m. Attendees meet at the Administration Building at 8:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the attention of Gift Processing, St. John''s University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439.
Published in The Washington Post on 5/10/2009|
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