George M. Johnson, 87, a former member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and dean of the Howard University law school, died of pneumonia Aug. 11 at Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu.
Mr. Johnson, a resident of Honolulu since 1968, was dean of the Howard law school from 1946 to 1958. He joined the legal staff of the Civil Rights Commission in the late 1950s and was appointed a member of the commission by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1959. He served until 1960.
A former tax specialist with the California state government, Mr. Johnson came to Washington in 1940 as general counsel of the old Fair Employment Practices Commission. He stayed in that job until he became a dean at Howard.
When he left the Civil Rights Commission, Mr. Johnson went to Nigeria as vice chancellor of the fledgling University of Nigeria. In 1964, he joined the faculty of Michigan State University, where he taught education law. In 1968, he retired to Honolulu. There he was a member of the organizing committee for the University of Hawaii law school. He taught remedial courses at the school for a year.
Mr. Johnson was born in Albuquerque and grew up in San Bernardino, Calif. He earned undergraduate and law degrees at the University of California at Berkeley.
His marriage to Kay Johnson ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn W. Johnson of Honolulu; one stepson, Ricardo J. Shamwell of Hilo, Hawaii, and one brother, Dr. Kenneth Johnson of Sacramento, Calif.
ROBERT M. MEEHAN,86, a retired seafood broker in Washington who was active in professional, church and service groups, died of cardiac arrest Aug. 13 at Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria.
Mr. Meehan was a past president of the Merrick Boys Camp, a vice president of the Georgetown University Alumni Association and a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, the Knights of Columbus and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rockville.
A resident of Rockville, he was born in Boston and he moved to the Washington area in 1925. He graduated from Georgetown and received a law degree from the old Columbus Law School.
He began his career as a seafood broker as a young man and conducted his own business until he retired in 1976. He was a founder of the National Fisheries Institute, a trade organization, and a member of the Washington Board of Trade.
His wife of 50 years, Veech Matthews Meehan, died in 1986.
Survivors include four sons, Robert M. Meehan Jr. of Dallas, William M. Meehan of Richmond, Stephen S. Meehan of Alexandria, and Hugh M. Meehan of Boonsboro, Md.; three daughters, Elizabeth V. Spano and Mary Meehan, both of Rockville, and Margaret M. Limehouse of Washington; one sister, Catherine O'Brien of Rockville, and 16 grandchildren.
NELLIE POLLEY JACKSON,82, a retired sales agent with the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Washington, died of cancer Aug. 12 at her home in Bethesda.
Mrs. Jackson was born in Kentucky. She graduated from Indiana Business College and attended Indiana University. She became a private pilot during the 1940s and won several awards for flying.
She moved to the Washington area in the early 1950s and went to work for Northwestern Mutual, where she became a member of the Women's Quarter Million Dollar Club. She retired in 1972.
Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. She was a member of the Chevy Chase Business and Professional Women's Club and the National City Christian Church in Washington.
Her husband, William E. Jackson, died in 1972. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Jackson Kimberlin of Indianapolis, and four grandchildren.
HELEN STREETER HARRIS,93, who was active in the affairs of Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington where her husband, Dr. Frederick Brown Harris, was pastor for 30 years, died of cardiac arrest Aug. 11 at her home in Washington.
Mrs. Harris was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y. She had lived in Washington since 1924.
She was a member of the Washington Club, and had traveled extensively with her husband, who died in 1970. A social hall at Foundry Church was named for her.
Survivors include two daughters, Constance Harris Cole of Bethesda and Barbara Harris Marrs of Gaithersburg; seven grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
HOMER ROLAND EVANS,85, a retired model maker with the Weinschel Engineering Co. in Gaithersburg and a Mason, died of cancer Aug. 10 at a hospital in Wickenburg, Ariz.
Mr. Evans, who was born in Mutual, Ohio, lived in Washington from 1928 to 1981, when he moved to Wickenburg. He was a salesman for United Clay Products Co., a building supply firm in the Washington area, before joining Weinschel in the early 1940s. He retired in 1968.
His wife, Viola Evans, died in 1981. He leaves no immediate survivors.