Jerry H. Hyatt
September 29, 1940 – May 1, 1992
Jerry H. Hyatt, 51, a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge and a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, died of cancer May 1 at his home in Damascus.
A lifelong resident of Damascus, Judge Hyatt graduated from Washington & Lee University and the University of Maryland law school. He was in the Army from 1965 to 1967, and served in the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in Vietnam.
After law school, he established a law practice in Damascus and continued it until he became a judge.
From 1969 to 1972, Judge Hyatt was an assistant state's attorney for Baltimore.
From 1974 to 1986, he served in the House of Delegates as a Democrat from Montgomery County. Former governor Harry Hughes appointed him to the Montgomery County District Court in 1986.
In 1990, Judge Hyatt was appointed to the Montgomery County Circuit Court by Gov. William Donald Schaefer to succeed Judge Calvin R. Sanders, who retired. Judge Hyatt recently won the Democratic nomination for a full 10-year term on the court.
His marriage to Ginger Hyatt ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn L. Hyatt of Damascus; two children from his first marriage, Stephen W. Hyatt of Damascus and Jerry Hyatt of Charleston, W.Va.; six stepchildren; and his parents, Ruby and Herbert Hyatt of Damascus.