“Justice Tempered with Faith” Guides
St. Andrew’s Women’s Day Speaker
Judge Frances E. McGee
A judge who believes she should see God in the faces of
appearing in her court will share stories of “Justice
Faith,” during Women’s Day at St. Andrew’s (Evanston)
Church, located at 1809 Rutland Ave., on Sunday,
10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
Judge Frances E. McGee, Montgomery County Court of
a native of Dayton and a graduate of the Dayton Public
System. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from
University in Washington, D.C. and her Juris Doctorate
from The Ohio
State University Moritz College of Law.
As an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, she served in the
Juvenile, Civil, Intake and Criminal Non-Support
Divisions. She tried
many difficult and high profile cases and is credited
more than 100 jury trials. She also served in a
supervisory capacity as
a Team Leader.
On June 21, 2007, former Governor Ted Strickland
McGee to the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. In
the citizens of Montgomery County elected her to serve a
full six year
term. Judge McGee is one of 11 General Division judges
responsible for overseeing all criminal felony cases and
all civil cases
with a jurisdictional amount greater than $15,000.00.
To date, she
has presided over approximately 168 jury trials.
Judge McGee, a member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church
Trotwood, is the daughter of daughter of the late Dayton
James H. McGee, the city’s first African-American to
hold this office.
As a member of St. Margaret’s, she has assumed several
positions including service on the Vestry , co-chair of
capital campaign and as a four term President of St.
of Episcopal Church Women. Frances has also provided
the diocesan level as a graduate of the Southern Ohio
Initiative (SOLLI), as a member of the Social Justice
Ministry and as a
lay member of the Ecclesiastical Court.
A third generation Girl Scout, she has received numerous
national honors from this organization, and was honored
Dayton Daily News as a member of the 2013
class of Ten Top Women.
She is the daughter-in-law of Mrs. Celestine Cromartie
and the late Dr.
Junius E. Cromartie. She is the wife of Mr. Michael
Cromartie and the
mother of Elizabeth Cromartie, a student at Wright State
the family’s third generation member of Alpha Kappa
In her spare time, Frances enjoys reading, gourmet
sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha, and creative writing. She
has had six
articles published in the Angels on Earth,
and Guideposts magazines
including “Justice Tempered by Faith.”