WASHINGTON COUNTY
CIRCUIT COURT

FORMER JUDGES


FREDERICK C. WRIGHT III, Circuit Administrative Judge, 4th Judicial Circuit (Allegany, Garrett & Washington counties), 1985 to June 26, 2008. County Administrative Judge, Washington County Circuit Court, 1985 to July 31, 2008 (Associate Judge, January 5, 1979 to September 3, 2008; Chief Judge). Retired September 3, 2008.

Chair, Conference of Circuit Judges, 1996-98. Member, Executive Committee, Conference of Circuit Judges, 1998-2008; Judicial Compensation Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2000-08.


Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 11, Washington County, July 6, 1971 to January 4, 1979. Chair, Public Defender District Advisory Board, District 11 (Frederick & Washington Counties), 1971-. Executive Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1975-78, 1980-82. Past member, Sentencing Guidelines Advisory Board, Maryland Judicial Conference.

Member, House of Delegates, 1966-71. Speaker Pro Tem, 1971. Chair, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1969-71. Member, Judiciary Committee; Committee on Constitutional and Administrative Law.

Past member, Maryland State Arts Council.

Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, September 4, 1938. Attended Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Virginia; University of Virginia, B.S. (commerce), 1960; University of Virginia Law School, LL.B., 1963. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1963. Served in U.S. Army. Member, American, Maryland State and Washington County Bar Associations; North American Trial Judges Association; Judicature Society. Chair, Board of Trustees, Washington County Free Library, 1989-95 (member, 1983-95). Trustee, Washington County Hospital, 1992-96. Past president, Mason-Dixon Council of Boy Scouts of America. Board of Directors, Boys Club of Washington County; Big Brothers for Washington County. Member, Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown. Vestry, St. John's Episcopal Church.

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