Dr. Justinus Gould, 95, counsel to House committeeDr...

March 13, 1997

Dr. Justinus Gould, 95, counsel to House committee

Dr. Justinus Gould, who was chief counsel to the U.S. House Committee on Small Business, died of heart failure Tuesday at his Mount Washington home. He was 95.

Mr. Gould, whose legal career lasted nearly 50 years, joined the House panel in 1953 and retired in 1976.

Previously, he had a private practice in Baltimore and was a police magistrate at large, then was named a special assistant in the U.S. Department of Justice criminal division in 1948.

The native of Leipzig, Germany, immigrated to Baltimore with his family in 1903, settling first on the east side and later on Eutaw Place.

He graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1921, the Johns Hopkins University in 1925 and the University of Maryland School of Law in 1927. He earned a doctorate in judicial science from the George Washington University School of Law in 1934.

After he retired, he took on cases pro bono for a number of years.

A 33rd Degree Mason, Mr. Gould was a member of the Cassia Lodge and Yedz Grotto and belonged to the Har Sinai Congregation for 85 years.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Sol Levinson and Bros. Inc., 8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, the former Betty Frank; a daughter, Patricia "Patsy" Parker of Towson; and two grandchildren.

Errol Johnson, 58, Housing Authority mechanic

Errol Johnson, a maintenance mechanic with the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, died March 3 when he was struck by a Mass Transit Administration bus. He was 58 and lived in Northwest Baltimore.

The lifelong Baltimorean attended Dunbar High School before he enlisted in the Air Force in 1958. He completed his high school education while in the service and was discharged in 1962.

He held many jobs before he went to work for the housing authority in 1977.

He enjoyed reading the Bible and listening to jazz.

Services were held Monday.

Survivors include his wife, the former Catherine Spence, whom he married in 1978; two daughters, Yvette Johnson and Shanna Johnson; his mother, June Jones; a sister, Doris Carney; and two grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.

Langhorne Martin Phillips, 87, homemaker

Langhorne Martin Phillips, a homemaker, died of complications from a stroke March 6 at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 87 and lived in Charlestown Retirement Community.

She lived most of her life in West Virginia and Virginia, and moved to Severna Park in 1965 and to Charlestown in 1989.

The former Langhorne Martin graduated from Winthrop College in Rock Hill, S.C., in 1931.

In 1938, she married George B. Phillips, who died in 1993.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church, 5112 Wetheredsville Road.

She is survived by three sons, George B. Phillips Jr. of Darnestown, A. Martin Phillips of Annapolis and John L. Phillips of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; a brother, Maurice L. Martin of Vero Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 3/13/97

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