Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Rita C. Davidson (1928-1984)
MSA SC 3520-2965

Judge, Montgomery County Court of Special Appeals, 1972-1979;
Judge, Montgomery County Court of Appeals, 1979-1984.

Sources:


Newspaper/Magazine Articles -

Parks, Michael, "Woman is Chosen for Cabinet," The Baltimore Sun, 16 April 16 1970, C7+.

White, C. Mason. "Mrs. Davidson named special appeals judge." The Baltimore Sun, 3 November 1972.

Phelps, Timothy M, “Lee selects woman for top court,” The Baltimore Sun, 20 December 1978, A1.

“Mr. Lee’s Court Contribution.” 21 December 1978.

Phelps, Timothy M. “Rita Davidson reflects on latest ‘routine miracle’,” The Baltimore Sun, 24 December 1978, B1+.

“Davidson joins ‘male bastion’.” The Baltimore Sun, 17  January 1979, C6.

“Woman welcomed to high court.”The Evening Capital, 17 January 1979.

Bainbridge, J.S., “Judge Davidson faces vote on pioneering role,” 23 October 1980, C12.

“Maryland’s Appellate Judges.” 29 October 1980.

Roylance, Frank D, "Judge Davison, dead at 56, carried torch for the people," The Evening Sun, 12 November 1984, D1+.

"Md. High Court Judge Rita Davidson Dies," The Washington Post, 12 November 1984, B6.

Zorzi, William F., Jr. and Scott Shane, "Appeals Judge Rita Davidson Dies," The Baltimore Sun, 13  November 1984, A1+.

Foley, Mont, “Judge Davidson was first woman on appeals court,” The Montgomery Journal, 13 November 1984, A1+.

"Rita Davidson's death is good society's loss," The Montgomery Journal, 13  November 1984.

Spolar, Chris, "Colleagues Remember Davidson; Judge: Champion of Liberal Causes," The Washington Post, 13  November 1984, C3.

Editorial, "Judge Rita C. Davidson," The Baltimore Sun, 14 November 1984.

"Judge Rita C. Davidson, 56, mourned by 750 at funeral," Evening Sun, 14  November 1984.

Arnoult, Sandra, "An Appreciation; Judge Rita Davidson: A Woman of Firsts." Washington Jewish Week, 15  November 1984.

Editorial, "Rita Charmatz Davidson," The Washington Post, 15  November 1984.

Byron, Wic, "Maryland in Focus: Judge Rita Davidson," 16 November 1984.

"Judge Rita Davidson." The Montgomerty County Sentinel, 16 November 1984.

Kapiloff, Dr. Leonard (publisher), “A Tribute,” The Sentinel, 16 November 1984.

Sjoerdsma, Ann G., "Rita Charmatz Davidson, 1928-1984: The portrait of a perfectionist, with heart, wit
    and intelligence," The Daily Record, 20 November 1984, 1-7.

Sjoerdsma, Ann G., "Judge Davidson protected fairness, advocated changes in law to benefit people."
  The Daily Record, 21 November 1984,  1-7.

Brewington, Pam, "State of the State." Gaithersburg Gazette, 21 November 1984.

"Tributes to Judge Rita C. Davidson," 44 Maryland Law Review 229 (1985).

Thurlow, Katharine. "Profiles." The Maryland Bar Journal 19, no. 5 (June 1986), 24-25.


Other Materials -

Attachments. Women's Hall of Fame Nomination Materials. Submitted by Jeanette R. Wolman.

"2000 Mid-Year Meeting and Rita C. Davidson Awards Dinner a Success!" Women's Bar News, Winter 2000/2001. p. 4.

"Pamela J. White Honored with Esteemed Davidson Award," 14  November 2000.
http://www.msba.org/departments/commpubl/press_ctr/articles/2000/11-14-2000.html.

Rita Charmatz Davidson Biography. Women's Hall of Fame Nomination Materials. Submitted by Women's Political
     Caucus-Montgomery County c/o Carol S. Petzold.

In Memoriam: Honorable Rita C. Davidson. [Annapolis, MD : Court of Appeals, 1985]

"Rita Charmatz Davidson-- 1928-1984." Women's Hall of Fame Nomination Materials Narrative Biography. Submitted by Women's Political
     Caucus-Montgomery County c/o Carol S. Petzold.

Stiverson, Gregory A., ed. Maryland Manual 1983-1984.  Annapolis:  The Hall of Records Commission, 1983.

Who’s Who of American Women: 1981-1982, 12 ed. Chicago: Marquis Who’s Who Inc.: 1981.

Court of Appeals-

Kline v. Ansell, 287 Md. 585 (1980). COURT OF APPEALS (Maryland Reports) Volume 287, pages xxx-xxx, MdHR 810255,  2/6/10/68, J149.

Murphy v. Baltimore Gas & Electric Co., 290 Md. 186 (1981). COURT OF APPEALS (Maryland Reports) Volume 290, pages xxx-xxx, MdHR 824179,
    2/6/10/68, J896.

Schultz v. Pritts, 291 Md. 1 (1981). COURT OF APPEALS (Maryland Reports) Volume 291, pages 1-30

In re Application of G.L.S., 292 Md. 378 (1982). COURT OF APPEALS (Maryland Reports) Volume 292, pages xxxx-xxxx.

Harper v. Harper, 294 Md. 54 (1982). COURT OF APPEALS (Maryland Reports) Volume 294, pages 54-82, MdHR 841930,  2/6/10/69, J208.

Harrison v. Montgomery County Board of Education, 295 Md. 442 (1983). COURT OF APPEALS (Maryland Reports) Volume 295, pages 442-471, MdHR
    841215, 2/6/10/69, J200.

Maryland Commission For Human Relations v. Bethlehem Steel Corp., 295 Md. 586 (1983). COURT OF APPEALS (Maryland Reports) Volume 586,
    pages  585-596, MdHR 841215,  2/6/10/69, J200.

Foster v. State, 297 Md. 191 (1983). COURT OF APPEALS (Maryland Reports) Volume 297, pages 191-234, MdHR 842029,  2/6/10/70, J211.

Scott v. State, 297 Md. 235 (1983). COURT OF APPEALS (Maryland Reports) Volume 297, pages 235-263, MdHR 842029,  2/6/10/70, J211.

Tichnell v. State, 297 Md. 1 (1983). COURT OF APPEALS (Maryland Reports) Volume 297, pages 432-517, MdHR 842029,  2/6/10/70, J211.

State v. Frazier, 298 Md. 422 (1984). COURT OF APPEALS (Maryland Reports) Volume 298, pages 422-483, MdHR 842816,  2/6/10/70, J259.

Gold Coast Mall, Inc. v. Larmar Corporation, 298 Md. 96 (1983). COURT OF APPEALS (Maryland Reports) Volume 298, pages 96-115,
        MdHR 842816,  2/6/10/70, J259.

Odom v. State/Little v. State, 300 Md. 485 (1984). COURT OF APPEALS (Maryland Reports) Volume 300, pages 485-519, MdHR 851299, 2/6/10/70, J1.

Grant v. Zich 300 Md. 256 (1984). COURT OF APPEALS (Maryland Reports) Volume 300, pages 256-277, MdHR 851299, 2/6/10/70, J1.

Maryland Commission on Human Relations v. Greenbelt Homes, 300 Md. 75 (1984). COURT OF APPEALS (Maryland Reports) Volume 300, pages 75-87,
    MdHR 851299, 2/6/10/70, J1.

Court of Special Appeals-

Sard v. Hardy, 34 Md. App. 217 (1976). COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS (Maryland Appellate Reports) Volume 34, pages xx-xx, MdHR 780294,
    2/7/10/27, J155.


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