Mark E. Fields


The Washington Post Sunday - - LOCAL OPINIONS - — Adam Bern­stein

Mark E. Fields, 80, a re­tired Washington lawyer who spe­cial­ized in com­mu­ni­ca­tion law, died Jan. 9 at a hospice in Cler­mont, Fla. He had non-Hodgkin’s lym­phoma.

Mr. Fields worked for the Jus­tice Depart­ment and the Fed­eral Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion be­fore en­ter­ing pri­vate prac­tice in 1959. He spent most of his ca­reer in part­ner­ship with Sa­muel Miller be­fore re­tir­ing in 1997.

Mark Ed­ward Fields, a na­tive of Olean, N.Y., was a grad­u­ate of Cor­nell Uni­ver­sity and its law school. He was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor so­ci­ety. He served in the Army from 1953 to 1955.

He was a past trea­surer of the Mont­gomery County Demo­cratic Cen­tral Com­mit­tee and the Ar­ling­ton-Alexan­dria Coali­tion for the Home­less. He was a past trustee of the Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ist Church of Ar­ling­ton.

He moved to Cel­e­bra­tion, Fla., from Ar­ling­ton in 2009.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife of 49 years, Carolyn Cones Fields of Cel­e­bra­tion; three chil­dren, David H. Fields of Stam­ford, Conn., Daniel M. Fields of Fram­ing­ham, Mass., and Bar­bara Gu­tier­rez of Ocoee, Fla.; and four grand­chil­dren.

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