George Washington Mayo Jr.
December 23, 1946 – November 27, 2012
George “Sandy” Washington Mayo, Jr. Age 65 of Bethesda, Maryland died Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC. He was a loving husband to wife, Katherine Louise Boland whom he married in 1977, and wonderful father to his daughters, Regan Lee Boland Mayo (1978) and Taylor Louise Boland Mayo 1981), and brother to, Marcia Ann Mayo who all survive. He came to Washington, DC in 1973and was an attorney with the Hogan Lovells Law Firm formerly Hogan and Hartsman) for 38 years. He joined the firm in 1973 as an Associate, after serving for two years during the Vietnam War. He was named Partner in 1983, Administrative Partner in 1992, Managing Partner-Operations in 2000 and General Counsel in 2005. In a Nov. 27, 2012 e-mail from Hogan Lovells’s to the partners it stated “ Sandy was a published author and seasoned speaker on topics of litigation, insurance coverage, and transportation law. Sandy also served as a trial advocacy instructor for the Federal Trade Commission and as a distinguished member of many Boards of Directors and Councils that ranged from the Deafness Research Foundation to the Earth Conservation Corps.” George “Sandy” Mayo’s practice focused on the areas of litigation and administrative law, with emphasis in the fields of commercial and insurance litigation and transportation law. “Sandy represented clients in virtually every railroad merger proceeding before the U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission and its successor, the U.S. Surface Transportation Board. He represented national insurance clients in both federal and state court litigation—tackling difficult issues around environmental pollution, asbestos-related injuries, and property damage claims. He also successfully represented numerous short-line railroads, shippers, and clients involved in the condemnation, securities, and general commercial areas.” Sandy was born December 23, 1946 in Waycross, Georgia. His college degrees were a J.D., Order of the Coif, University of Virginia School of Law, 1973 A.B., Emory University , 1967. While in law school, Saandy was on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review and was at that time drafted by the U.S. Army. Sandy served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army for three years during the Vietnam War. His memberships included; Board of Directors, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. (1980-present), Board of Directors, Earth Conservation Corps. (1991-present), Board of Directors, Deafness Research Foundation (1997-2000), General Counsel, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Inc. (1990-present), Dean’s Counsel, Emory University (1994-present), Chairman, Association of Emory Alumni of Washington, DC (1997-2000), American Baar Association, Baar Association of the District of Columbia, Federal Bar Association and the Virginia Bar Association. Among his rankings and awards were, World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. His Bar Admissions were the District of Columbia and Virginia. His Court Addmissions were the U.S. Court of Appwals, District of Columbia Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland and U.S. Federal Court, Eastern District of Virginia. From Hogan Lovells’ Nov. 27, 2012 email to partners: “Known for his sense of humor and ability to entertain, Sandy was at his best when he had a microphone in-hand. We were fortunate to be able to tap into his many talents, including having him frequently serve as our Master of Ceremonies at numerous events over the years. His thoughtful leadership and genuine concern were not only assets to Hogan Lovells, but spilled over into the community through his tireless work…” A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11 AM in the Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, 7001 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, MD. Memorial donations may be made in George’s name to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (www.VVMF.org) 2600 Virginia Ave.,NW, Suite 104 Washington, DC 20037, Dana Farber Cancer Institute (www.dana-farber.org) 450 Brookline Ave. Boston, MA 02215,or the Chevy Chase United Methodist Church. Sandy will be remembered as a friend and mentor to many, a leader in his firm and in the Washington, DC community and for his humor, his kindness, and his giving nature.
- Memorial Service Friday, November 30, 2012
- Joseph Gawler Sons Website
George Washington Mayo Jr.
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December 4, 2012
We are so saddend by the passing of our dear friend Sandy....our friendship was a short one, but a loving one...our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love, Dick & Jeanie Ridgway
A short one
December 2, 2012
We are sincerely sorry for your loss. We have been thinking of you, Regan and Taylor during this heartbreaking time. We are thankful we had the opportunity to meet you and Sandy this year. We enjoyed the short visit we had that day. Sandy will be missed.
God bless you,
Allen and Jeannette Sorey
Marty & Diane Ames
December 1, 2012
We were saddened to learn of Sandy's death. Sandy was truly a very special person. We feel blessed to have known him and we will miss him.
With deepest sympathies to you, Regan, & Taylor.
Marty & Diane Ames
November 30, 2012
Dear Katherine and girls
We will all miss Sandy. My girls admired him greatly as did I. Would have been at CCUMC today but am recovering from surgery.
You all will be in my prayer.