RICHARD D. BENNETT, Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, since May 1, 2003. Member, Court Commission on Professionalism, 2004-06.

Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1976-80. U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, 1991-93.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, August 12, 1947. University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1969. Served in U.S. Army Reserve, 1969-75; Maryland National Guard, 1983-97 (retired major). University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1973 (staff, Maryland Law Review, 1972-73). Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1973; District of Columbia Bar, 1981. Member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar Association. Board of Governors, Maryland Chapter, Federal Bar Association. Permanent member, U.S. Judicial Conference of the Fourth Circuit. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation. Associate, Smith, Somerville, and Case, 1973-76. Partner, Marr and Bennett, 1981-88. Partner, Weaver, Bendos, and Bennett, 1989-91. Partner, Miles & Stockbridge, P.C., 1993-2003. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1996. Special counsel, U.S. House of Representatives, 1997. Chair, Maryland Republican Party, 1998-2000. Board of Trustees, Severn School, Severna Park, 1993-2002. Board of Trustees, Kennedy Krieger Institute, 2002-03. Board of Visitors, University of Maryland School of Law. Volunteer, Our Daily Bread, Baltimore. Outstanding Service Award, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association. Distinguished Alumnus Award, Severn School, 2003. Governor's Award for Victim Rights.
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