Arthur Campbell Stickley II, 83, judge of the Town of Haymarket, retired attorney and former official scorekeeper of the Washington Redskins football team, died Saturday at his home in Haymarket. He had a heart ailment.
Judge Stickley was born in Woodstock, Va. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1922 with a law degree and practiced in Northern Virginia for more than 50 years.
Among his clients was George Preston Marshall, who bought the Redskins and moved them to Washington in 1937. As a result of these services and his longstanding interest in sports, Judge Stickley was named the official National Football League scorer assigned to the Redskins. He held that position from 1937 until 1963.
He also acted as an official scout for the Redskins during their early years in Washington.
Judge Sticley lived in Arlington and Dunn Loring before moving to Haymarket in 1950. He was active in Democratic Party affairs in Virginia and was a supporter of the late Sen. Harry F. Byrd when Byrd ran for governor of Virginia in 1925. Two years after moving to Haymarket, he became the town's judge, a position he held until his death.
Judge Stickley had law offices in Arlington, Falls Church and Fairfax in the course of his career. He was a president of the Falls Church Bar Association. He also helped organize and was first president of the Falls Church Kiwanis Club. He served as president of the Arlington Kiwanis Club and was a former lieutenant governor of Kiwanis International for the Capital District.
Apart from his association with the Redskins, Judge Stickley's career in athletics included coaching, officiating and scouting in several sports. He was the official scorer of the Georgetown and George Washington university football teams. He was a life member of the Amateur Athletic Union and a member of the board of the D.C. Amateur Athletic Association.
Judge Stickley's activities encompassed rowing, track and the Soap Box Derby, in addition to football and other sports.
His civic work included the presidency of the Arlington County Fire Department No. 1 and the Dunn Loring Fire Department.He also was a former director of the Arlington County Tuberculosis Association.
He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the General Society of the Order of the Stars and Bars, and a member of the Robert E. Lee Camp No. 726, Sons of Confederate Veterans in Alexandria. He was a member of the Prince William County Civil War Centennial Commission.
His marriage to the former Margaret Hayth Hilton ended in divorce.
Survivors include two sons, Arthur Campbell III, of Haymarket, and Helson H., of Reston; daughter, Georgie S. Ellwood, of Jarrettsville, Md., a brother, Douglas, of California, and two grandchildren.