William M.L. Engram, 30, a lawyer who had done legal work in Richmond and South Africa, died April 19 at his home in Rockville.
The cause was a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said his mother, Dr. Ulder J. Tillman, the chief of public health services in Montgomery County. A spokeswoman for the Montgomery County Police confirmed that police investigated the death and that the investigation is closed.
William Michael Lisbon Engram was born in Baltimore and attended high school in Connecticut and Delaware. He was an honor student at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, graduating in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He was vice president of the UMBC chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and was elected to the Omicron Delta Kappa, Golden Key and Psi Chi honor societies.
Mr. Engram was a 2009 graduate of University of Maryland law school and received a master’s degree in public health in 2010 from Johns Hopkins University.
He worked with a legal aid organization in South Africa in 2009 and 2010, his mother said, and later did legal work in Richmond. He also worked for the Howard County health department. He was establishing a private law practice at the time of his death.
Survivors include his mother, Dr. Ulder J. Tillman of Rockville; his father, William Engram of Cary, N.C.; and a grandfather, Lisbon U. Tillman Sr. of Upper Marlboro.
— Matt Schudel