Michael M. Doyle, 95, a former judge on the old D.C. Municipal Court who had practiced law in Washington for the past 57 years, died Tuesday at Carriage Hill nursing home of Silver Spring following a stroke.
Judge Doyle was appointed to the old Municipal Court in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson. He left the bench in 1921 to resume private law practice. He maintained an office on Vermont Avenue., NW and was working two days a week at the time of his death.
He had taught law at Georgetown University's law school, the Washington College of Law, and the Pace Institute from 1922 to 1940.
Judge Doyle was a member of the old D.C. Board of Public Welfare from 1926 to 1937, and served for a time as the board's vice chairman.
He was a native of Milwaukee, where he graduated from Marquette University. He earned a law degree from Georgetown University.
Judge Doyle was admitted to the D.C. Bar Association in 1908 and served on the association's grievance committee from 1922 to 1931.
A retired member of the Cosmopolitan Club, he had been elected international president and judge advocate of the club during the 1930s.
He is survived by his son, Bernard C., of Springfield, MD.; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Cosmopolitan Club of Washington Charities Inc.