Jerrold Berthold Ullman – Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy Commissioner, US Court of Military Appeals

From a contemporary press report

Jerrold Berthold Ullman, 87, a lawyer who retired as chief commissioner of the U.S. Court of Military Appeals in 1973, died of cancer July 29, 1998 at his home in Kensington, Maryland.

Mr. Ullman spent 22 years with the U.S. Court of Military Appeals and then practiced law off and on until the late 1980s. In addition to his career, he helped organize a tutoring program in the 1950s and '60s for school children in low-income neighborhoods in Kensington.

A native Washingtonian, Mr. Ullman graduated from old Central High School and received a law degree from George Washington University. After working with the Washington law firm of John Louis Smith Jr., he entered the Navy during World War II and served in Iceland with the 9th Battalion Seabees. He also served as an officer in charge of Navy gunnery crews on Liberty ships in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean.

He retired from the Naval Reserve as a lieutenant commander in 1971 and was a life member of Project Liberty Ship, which supports the restoration of the World War II-era Liberty ship John W. Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn McDaniel Ullman of Kensington; three children, Eloise A. Ullman of Annapolis, Patricia J. Ullman of Rockville and Stephen J. Ullman of Highland, Md.; and four grandchildren.


On Wednesday, July 29, 1998, JERROLD BERTHOLD ULLMAN, beloved husband of Evelyn McDaniel Ullman; father of Eloise, Patricia, Stephen and Terry Ullman; brother of Ronald Ullman; grandfather of Michael, Anna, Natalie and Lindsey. Services will be held at Fort Myer Chapel on Monday, August 17 at 11 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Project Liberty Ship, PO Box 25846, Highlandtown Station, Baltimore, MD 21224.

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