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John H. 'Jack' Somerville
John H. 'Jack' Somerville

John H. "Jack" Somerville, a retired Baltimore attorney who had been a partner in Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 30 at Legacy Heights Senior Living in Charlotte, N.C. The former longtime Timonium resident was 90. "Jack was an absolutely fine human being and a fine lawyer," said Frederick Singley Koontz, a Whiteford Taylor & Preston attorney who has known Mr. Somerville for 40 years. "He was just a great guy." The son of William M. Somerville, an attorney, and Ethel B. Somerville, John Henry Somerville was born and raised in Cumberland, where he graduated in 1942 from Allegany High School. His began his college...