William H. Murphy, Jr. (1943-)
MSA SC 3520-2935
Born April 22, 1943 in Wilmington, Delaware. Attended MIT, Boston; degree in electrical engineering, 1965; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1969. Admitted to the Maryland bar, 1969. Married; four children.
Law clerk to the Honorable Robert C. Murphy, Chief Judge, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, 1969-70. Worked on the staff of Senator Joseph D. Tydings, 1968. Partner in private law practice, 1970-73 and sole practitioner, 1973-80. Director, Baltimore Afro-American newspaper, 1971-73. Host, WJZ-TV Sunday Live, 1979. Panelist, WJZ-TV Square Off program, 1979. Circuit Court Judge, Eighth Judicial Circuit, Baltimore City, 1980-83 (resigned May 4, 1983). Candidate for mayor of Baltimore, 1983. Founder and president, Black American Law Students Association, University of Maryland. Member, Law Review, University of Maryland. Secretary/treasurer, Young Democrats, University of Maryland School of Law. Member, American Bar Association; Monumental City Bar Association. President, College of Criminal Trial Lawyers, 1975.
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