Retired D.C. Superior Courtt Judge Robert M. Weston, 67, who also was a former member of the old D.C. Public Utilities Commission, died April 11 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Indianapolis.
He had retired in 1973 from the court.
Judge Weston had been appointed to the D.C Tax Court in 1968. It was later merged into the Suprerior Court. In 1973, he suffered a severe strok and spent little time on the bench during his last year before retirement.
Born in Altoona, Pa., Judge Weston attended Ohio Wesleyan College and received his law degree from Ohio State University. He was associated with a New York law firm before joining the federal government in Washington in 1940.
After coming here, he worked briefly for the Civil Aeronautics Board and the Office of Alien Property. In 1942, he entered the Navy Reserve, rose to the rank of lieutenant commander and saw service in the European theater in World War II.
After the war, he returned to Washington, where he was a special assistant for tax litigation to the U.S. Attorney General.
Judge Weston left government service in 1951 for private law practice in Washington. Two years later, he was appointed to a three-year term with the Public Service Commission.
Much of his time with the PUC was taken up with transit matters, including a lengthy strike by the streetcar and bus drivers of the olf Capital Transit Co.
in 1956, Judge Weston became a trail examiner for the Federal Power Commission, a position be held until his appointment to the bench.
He was a former officer of the Washington Urban League and a committeeman for the Center for Metropolitan Studies.
Judge Weston was active in the D.C. Citizens for Better Public Education and as chairman of its higher education committee played an important role in the work toward establishing Federal City College.
He was a member of the D.C., American and Federal Bar Associations, the National Lawyers Club, the University Club, the National Yacht Club of Alexandria and the Sons of the American Revolution.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Wellman Weston, now of Ann Arbor, Mich.; a son, Navy Cdr. Robert M. Jr., of Coronao, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth L. Pierce, of Golden, Colo., a five grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy may be in the form of contributions to the endowment fund of Cleveland Park Congregational Church here or the Federal City College.