Senior Judge James F. Merow, of the United States Court of Federal Claims, died Friday, December 23, 2016. Judge Merow was appointed to the United States Court of Federal Claims by President Ronald Reagan on October 1, 1982. He took senior status on August 5, 1998, but continued to serve the court on recall until his death.
Judge Merow was born in Salamanca, New York on March 16, 1932. He received an A.B. degree (with distinction) from George Washington University in 1953 where he was made a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa. In 1956 Judge Merow received a J.D. degree (with distinction) from George Washington University Law School where he served on the Board of Editors of the Law Review and was made a member of the Order of the Coif.
Before joining the court, Judge Merow served as an officer in the Army Judge Advocate General Corps, 1956-1959, a trial attorney/Branch Director, Civil Division, Department of Justice, 1956, 1959-1978, (obtaining the John Marshall Award in 1976) and as a Commissioner (Trial Judge), United States Court of Claims, 1978-1982.
Judge Merow is survived by his wife Joan. Funeral services will be private.