John W. Kern III, a former NJC dean and District of
Columbia Court of Appeals judge, passed away at his home in Washington,
D.C., on January 30. He was 89.
graduated from Harvard Law School in 1952 before joining the CIA, where
he served for more than two years. He later served as the U.S. attorney
for the District of Columbia before entering private practice.
He was appointed to the D.C. Court of Appeals in 1968. He
retired after 16 years on the bench. He then joined the NJC and served
as the College’s fourth dean, from 1984-86.
Kern is survived by his wife, Margaret “Peggie” Cantlin-Kern. His full obituary is available here.
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