Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

James H. Taylor (1926-2012)
MSA SC 3520-2959


Born July 7, 1926, Elkridge, Maryland. Attended Howard County public schools; Howard University; Washington College of Law at American University, J.D., 1953. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1956. Served in U.S. Army Air Corps. Married first, Lillian Moore. Married second, Jan Johnston Taylor, 1968. Four children. Died October 31, 2012, Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Assistant State's Attorney, Prince George's County, 1963-1966. Master for Juvenile Cases, Prince George's County, 1966-1968. Circuit Court Judge, Prince George's County, 1969-1987; first African American circuit court judge in Prince George's County. Member, Commission on Judicial Disabilities, 1972. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Prince George's County Bar Association; Monumental Bar Association; Dean's Council, Washington College of Law. Trustee, Prince George's County Community College..

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