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Retired Judge Thomas R. Monroe Dies At 80 (access required)

Retired Arlington Circuit Judge Thomas R. Monroe, the first African-American Circuit Judge in Northern Virginia and a man roundly praised by his peers as an "exceptional" person, died Jan. 28. He was 80. Judge Monroe served on the bench from 1972 until 1993, when he was forced to retire after suffering a debilitating stroke. He was the ...