MARYLAND & THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

FORMER JUDGES


FRANCIS D. MURNAGHAN, JR. (1920-2000)

Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, July 29, 1979 to August 31, 2000.

Assistant attorney general, Office of Attorney General, 1952. Assistant to General Counsel to U.S. High Commissioner for Germany, 1952-54. Chair, Charter Revision Commission, Baltimore City, 1963-64. President, Board of School Commissioners, Baltimore City, 1967-70.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, June 20, 1920. Attended Baltimore City College; The Johns Hopkins University, A.B., 1941 (Phi Beta Kappa); Harvard Law School, LL.B., cum laude, 1948 (editor, Harvard Law Review). Admitted to Maryland and Pennsylvania Bars, 1949. Served in U.S. Navy, 1942-46 (inactive duty as lieutenant, U.S. Naval Reserve, 1946-49). Member, American and Maryland State Bar Associations; American College of Trial Lawyers. Board of Trustees, The Johns Hopkins University, 1976-90. Chair, Walters Art Gallery, 1979-85 (president, 1964-79; chair emeritus, 1985-2000). Author, "From Figment to Fiction to Philosophy: The Requirement of Proof of Damages in Libel Actions" 22 Catholic University Law Review 1 (1972); "Ave Defamation, Atque Vale Libel and Slander," 6 University of Baltimore Law Review, 27 (1976); and "Preserving the Record in Anticipation of Appeal", The Maryland Appellate Practice Handbook, vol. 1: B-1 (1978). Died in Baltimore, Maryland, August 31, 2000.

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