Yale University

In Memoriam

John Charles Armor

John Armor
1964 graduation

Baltimore Sun
August 28, 2010

ARMOR , John Charles ... On Friday morning, August 20, 2010, John Charles Armor passed away unexpectedly from complications following successful colon cancer surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital in Asheville.

He was born on January 11, 1943, in Baltimore, Maryland, and grew up there, and on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. John graduated from Gilman School in 1960. He went on to attend Yale University, and received his law degree from the University of Maryland. He had nearly completed his PhD at American University.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Maxwell Armor, Jr., and Annie Linn Henley Armor, his brothers Walter Henley Armor and George Maxwell Armor, III, and his son, John Charles (Jamie) Armor, Jr.

John was senior legal advisor for the American Civil Rights Union, and was regarded as a leading Constitutional scholar. His eighth book, These Are the Times that Try Men's Souls, was the culmination of 10 years of work, and was released only weeks before his death.

He was a member of the Maryland Bar Association, a former adjunct professor of political science, and practiced in the United States Supreme Court for thirty-three years. Throughout his career, he was a prolific contributor to national publications, radio, television, and online forums, most notably FreeRepublic.com.

John is survived by his beloved wife Michelle Annette Mead, as well as his daughter, Dorigen Armor Watson and her husband Bill, and their children Jamie and Mackenzie of Baltimore; daughter Karen Ruth Boodée, her husband Mark, and their children Anna and Grayson of Raleigh; and son, Jonathan Maxwell Armor, and his fiancée, Erica Abdulla, of York, PA.

A memorial service is planned for Thursday, October 14th at 2:00 p.m. at the Cloisters in Lutherville, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , Pierce's Park, the Gilman Class of 1960, and the Bell Tower Endowment Fund of the Church of the Incarnation in Highlands, NC.