Memphis Lawyer, Former Special Judge Dies

Memphis lawyer Carl H. “Lang” Langschmidt Jr., 81, died Nov. 18 after a brief illness. After graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Law, Mr. Langschmidt served in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps and then returned to Memphis. He practiced for 45 years at Boone, Wellford, Clark, Langschmidt & Apperson and then at Armstrong, Allen, Prewitt, Gentry, Johnston & Holmes. He retired in 2002. Mr. Langschmidt served as a member of the Board of Law Examiners for 17 years and as a special judge in the Shelby County Circuit Court. He also represented the county in the Baker v. Carr suit, which culminated in a U.S. Supreme Court decision. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, the Memphis Boys Choir, WriteMemphis, or the charity of one’s choice. Read the full obituary in the Commercial Appeal