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Joseph C. Howard Hon. Joseph Clements Howard (1922-2000)
Simmie Knox (1936- )
Oil on canvas, 1992
57 H x 51 W in.
Presented, October 14, 1998
Donor, Joseph C. Howard, Jr.
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, 1959
Founded the firm of Howard & Hargrove, 1959-1964
Public Service:
Probation Officer, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1958-1960
Assistant State’s Attorney for Maryland, 1964-1966
Chief of the Trial Section of the State's Attorney’s Office, 1966
Assistant City Solicitor, Baltimore City, 1967-1968
Associate Judge, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1968-1979
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1979-2000
First African-American appointed to Chief of the Trial Section of the State’s Attorney’s Office and U.S. District Court of Maryland. First African-American elected as Associate Judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City as well as the First African-American elected to a Baltimore city-wide office. Appointed to the United States District Court for the District of Maryland by President Jimmy Carter.

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