Charles Gordon

 

 

Age: 80

 

Summary: administrative law judge for the California state Workers' Compensation Appeals Board who won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for heroism after he disarmed a gunman holding a lawyer hostage in his courtroom in 1991.

 

 

Cause of Death: Interstitial lung disease

 

Born: January 7, 1929

 

Died: January 30, 2009

 

Location: Tarzana, California