EDWARD S. NORTHROP (1911-2003)

Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, September 1961 to 1970.
Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1970 to June 12, 1981.
Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, June 12, 1981 to late 1990s.

Board of Managers, Chevy Chase Village, 1932-33. Superintendent of Public Service, Chevy Chase Village, 1933-41. Attorney, Chevy Chase Village, 1946.

Member, Maryland Senate, representing Montgomery County, 1955-61. Majority Leader, 1959-61. First Chair, Committee on Taxation and Fiscal Affairs. Chair, Finance Committee. Member, Legislative Council. Chair, Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Cooperation. Member, Commission of City-County Fiscal Relationships, 1959-60; Commission to Re-examine Public School Financing, 1960; Committee to Study the Problems Affecting the Laws Regulating Building, Homestead, and Savings and Loan Associations, 1960-61; Joint Commission to Study Passenger Carrier Facilities in the Washington Metropolitan Area, 1961.

Organizer of Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, instrumental in establishing areawide mass transit commission. Member, Committee on Administration of the Probation System, Judicial Conference of the United States; Metropolitan Chief Judges' Conference, U.S. District Court (past member, steering committee). Advisory Corrections Council of the U.S., 1977; Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 1979; State-Federal Judicial Council of Maryland (chair, 1973-74); U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, 1985-92.

Born in Chevy Chase, Maryland, June 12, 1911. Attended Woodberry Forest School, Orange, Virginia; George Washington University, B.A.; George Washington University Law School, LL.B., 1937. Admitted to Maryland Bar. Private practice of law in Chevy Chase until 1941. Served in U.S. Navy, 1941-45, in all theatres, achieving rank of commander (decorated by both Army and Navy). Later associated with Lambert, Hart, and Northrop, Washington, DC. Distinguished Service Award, George Washington University Law School, 1975; Distinguished Citizen Award, State of Maryland, 1981; Service Award, Federal Bar Association; Special Merit Citation in recognition of outstanding service for improvement of the administration of justice, American Judicature Society, 1982; Distinguished Service Award, Maryland State Bar Association, Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Maryland Senate. Died at Silver Spring, Maryland, August 12, 2003.

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