Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

John Carroll Byrnes (1939-)
MSA SC 3520-11735
Associate Judge, 8th Judicial Circuit (Circuit Ct)


Born in Baltimore, Maryland, September 1, 1939. Attended Baltimore City parochial schools. Served in U.S. Army. Loyola College, B.S., 1961; University of Georgia; The Johns Hopkins University; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1966. President, Student Bar Association, 1965-66. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1966.

<>Private practice, 1966-82.  Delegate, Constitutional Convention of Maryland, 1967-68.  Member, State Senate, representing District 44 (Baltimore City), 1971-82. Chair, Special Committee on Real Estate Practices, Legislative Council. Member, Maryland Port Advisory Committee; Commission to Revise Landlord-Tenant Laws, 1972-75; governing body, Central Maryland Health Systems Agency, 1975-77. Chair & Co-Chair, Maryland Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation, 1975-82. Vice-Chair, Finance Committee, 1975-82. Chair, Higher Education Evaluation Committee, 1979-80.  Associate Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit, from 1982 to January 15, 2002. Retired January 15, 2002.  Chair, Herring Run Public Watershed Association Commission. Chair, Mitchell Courthouse Centennial Celebration Committee, 1999-2001.  Member, Maryland State and Baltimore City Bar Associations. Past member, Citizens' Commission on Maryland Government. Advisory Board, Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.; Baltimore Choral Arts Society. Past vice-president, Loyola College Alumni Assoc. Adjunct faculty, Morgan State University, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Loyola College of Maryland, University of Baltimore. Secretary and board member, The Baltimore Courthouse and Law Museum Foundation, Inc. President, Baltimore City Historical Society, 2001-. Board member, Glenwood Life Counseling, Alternative Directions, Juvenile Reading Project (chair), and Good Shepherd Center. Member, Wednesday Law Club. Outstanding Young Man of the Year, Baltimore Jaycees. Man For All Seasons Award, St. Thomas More Society. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2003.

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