Jim Gammon dead at 77


James A. Gammon was both a veteran communications attorney and a veteran media investment banker/broker. He died Wednesday (8/3) at age 77.

Gammon was co-founder and, at his death, still Of Counsel for Gammon & Grange. The law firm he co-founded in 1977 is based in McLean, VA, just outside Washington, DC, and still has communications law among its major areas of practice.

Along with his law practice, Gammon became a pioneer in the arena of media brokerage. Most recently he was Chairman of Gammon Miller LLC, a media investment banking firm.

“Jim Gammon was my mentor, hero and friend. I wouldn’t be the man I am today without having Jim Gammon in my life. He was so very, very important to me, my wife, my children and even my parents. His ability to ‘Look about me,’ as he would say, and take in his surroundings and the people around him and make a connection with them was very special, and he meant a lot to a lot of people. I will miss him dearly,” said Christopher Miller, President and CEO of Gammon Miller.

The Iowa native was a graduate of Notre Dame University and the Georgetown University Law Center. He and his wife Joanne, who survives, have five children, including two sons, Dan and Tom, known to broadcasters for their time in media brokerage and radio station ownership.

A Celebration of Jim Gammon’s life will be held on Sunday, August 21st from 1-3 pm at The Women’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815-5922.