QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY
CIRCUIT COURT

FORMER JUDGES


JOHN W. SAUSE, JR., County Administrative Judge, Queen Anne's County Circuit Court, 2nd Judicial Circuit, 1988 to October 14, 2003 (Associate Judge, 1988). Chief Judge, 2nd Judicial Circuit, March 29, 2002 to October 14, 2003. Retired October 14, 2003. Member, Business Regulations Article Review Committee, 1988-89. Member, Conference of Circuit Judges, 1989. Chair, Civil Law and Procedure Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1996-99.

Trial Magistrate, Queen Anne's County, 1967-71.

Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 1959-62. Assistant attorney general, 1964-66. Reporter, Commission to Revise the Testamentary Laws of Maryland, 1967-68. Legislative officer to Governor, 1968-69. Member, Commission on Artistic Property, 1969-75 (chair, 1973-75). District Public Defender, District 3 (Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's & Talbot counties), 1971-83. Member, State House Trust, 1973-75. Trust Clerk, Queen Anne's County Circuit Court, 1981-84 (auditor, 1981-88). Member, State Board of Law Examiners, 1983-88. Attorney to Planning Commission and Department of Planning and Zoning, Queen Anne's County, 1987-88.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, October 14, 1933. Williams College, B.A., with honors, 1955; University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1958. Law clerk to Judge William L. Henderson, Court of Appeals, 1958-59. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1958. Associate, Mylander & Atwater, 1962-65. Member, American, 2nd Circuit and Queen Anne's County Bar Associations. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (chair, young lawyers committee, 1964-65; local member, judicial nominations committee, 1966-67, 1977-83; member, grievance committee, 1970-72; council, criminal law section, 1985-89; committee to revise pattern criminal jury instructions, 1988). Member, Queen Anne's County Historical Society (founding director, 1960). President, Queen Anne's County Jaycees, 1965-66. Trustee, The Gunston School, 1972-85 (president, 1974-75; chair, finance committee, 1979-85). Chair, Centreville Heritage Commission, 1983-91.

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