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Howard University Announces Funeral Arrangements for the Honorable Judge William B. Bryant

Howard University Announces Funeral
Arrangements for the Honorable Judge William B. Bryant

Washington, D.C., November 16, 2005 --Howard University announces funeral arrangements for the Honorable Judge William Benson Bryant, a graduate of Howard University and Howard University Law School, who died Sunday at the age of 94.  He was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to the federal bench in 1965 and became the first African-American chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on March 20, 1977.  Federal legislation was introduced by President Bush on Friday to name a new $110 million, nine-courtroom addition to the federal courthouse in Bryant’s honor.

Thursday, Nov. 17 – Viewing
6:00-8:00 p.m. 
Dunbarton Chapel
Howard University Law School
2900 Van Ness Street, NW
Washington, DC

Friday, Nov. 18 – Funeral Service
10:00 a.m.
Dunbarton Chapel
Howard University Law School
2900 Van Ness Street, NW
Washington, DC

Repast
Immediately following the service in the Main Reading Room, Law Library

Interment
Ft. Lincoln Cemetery
3298 Ft. Lincoln Drive, NE
Washington, DC 

 


Howard University is one of 48 U.S. private, Doctoral/Research-Extensive universities and comprises 12 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, a Truman Scholar, 13 Fulbright Scholars and nine Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D.s than any other university in the world. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s Web site at www.Howard.edu.

 

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