FORMER CHIEF JUDGE
ROBERT C. MURPHY (1926-2000)
Chief Judge, Court of Appeals, 2nd Appellate Judicial Circuit, 1972-96. Chair, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1972-96. Member, Judicial Compensation Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference. Retired October 9, 1996.
Chief Judge, Court of Special Appeals, 1967-72.
Attorney General of Maryland, 1966 (special assistant attorney general, 1955-59; assistant attorney general, 1959-62; deputy attorney general, 1963-66). Member, Board of Trustees of the State Colleges, 1970-71. Chair, Commission on Judicial Disabilities, 1971-72. Chair, Hall of Records Commission, 1972-96; Library Committee, State Law Library, 1972-96. Member, Governor's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, 1972-82; Task Force on Crime, 1976; Maryland Heritage Committee, 1982-85; Maryland Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, 1982-87; Governing Board, Council of State Governments, 1986-96. President, Conference of Chief Justices, 1986-87. Chair, Board of Directors, National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1986-87. Member, Governor's Advisory Board for Justice Assistance, 1987-92. Chair, Judicial Liaison Committee (with Department of Juvenile Services), 1990-96. Member, Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1996.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, October 9, 1926. Attended Forest Park High School, Baltimore. Served in U.S. Navy, 1944-46. University of Maryland; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1951. Law clerk to Judge William P. Cole, Jr., U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, Washington, DC, 1951-52. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1952. Member, Maryland State Bar Association. Former Chair and present member, Board of Trustees, University of Maryland Alumni Association-International. Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Maryland, University of Baltimore, and Washington College. H. Vernon Eney Endowment Fund Award, Maryland Bar Foundation, 1992. Rita C. Davidson Award, Women's Bar Association of Maryland, 1995. Speaker's Medallion, House of Delegates, 1996. Paul C. Reardon Award, National Center for State Courts, 1997. Died in Timonium, Maryland, October 31, 2000.
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