May 28, 2019
Notice of the Passing of the Honorable Shirley Brannock Jones, Former United States District Judge for the District of Maryland
The Honorable Shirley Brannock Jones passed away on May 23, 2019 in Towson, Maryland. Judge Jones was born in Cambridge, Maryland on June 29, 1925 and received both her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Baltimore. She received her commission as a U.S. District Judge on October 5, 1979, upon nomination by President Jimmy Carter and confirmation by the U.S. Senate. She served with the court until her resignation on December 31, 1982. Judge Jones was the first woman to serve on the Maryland federal court.