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396/Maryland Manual Court of Appeals Biographies


ROBERT C. MURPHY. Court of Appeals, 1972—; Chief
Judge. Born in Baltimore, October 9, 1926. Attended Forest
Park High School; University of Maryland; University of Mary-
land School of Law, LL.B., 1951. Admitted to the Maryland
Bar, 1952. Member, American and Maryland State Bar Associa-
tions. Special assistant attorney general, assistant attorney gener-
al, deputy attorney general, and attorney general of Maryland,
1956-1967. Chief judge. Court of Special Appeals, 1967-1972.
Member, Board of Trustees of Mount St. Mary's College. Chair-
man, Constitutional Commission on Judicial Disabilities, 1971-
1972; chairman, Maryland Hall of Records Commission. Mem-
ber, Governor's Commission on Law Enforcement and Adminis-
tration of Justice. Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of
Maryland; honorary membership in the Order of Coif, Universi-
ty of Maryland School of Law. Married; 3 children.

HARRY A. COLE. Court of Appeals, 1977—. Born in
Washington, D.C., January 1, 1921. Attended Balti-
more public schools; Morgan State College, A.B., 1943;
University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1949.
Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1949. Member, Nation-
al, Maryland State, Baltimore City, and Monumental
City Bar Associations; American Judicature Society;
member, Executive Committee, Maryland Judicial Con-
ference, 1971. Justice of the peace, 1951; substitute mag-
istrate, 1952; assistant attorney general, 1953; associate
judge. Municipal Court of Baltimore City, 1967; associ-
ate judge, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1968-
1977. Maryland State Senate, 1954-1958. Alpha Phi
Alpha Fraternity; Board of Managers, YMCA; life
member, NAACP; Executive Committee, U.S. National
Commission for UNESCO; first chairman, Maryland
Advisory Committee on Civil Rights to the U.S. Civil
Rights Commission; former member, Board of Direc-
tors, Maryland Multiple Sclerosis Society; Maryland
Citizens Planning and Housing Committee; Board of
Directors, Baltimore Zoological Society; member. The
Civitans; board member. Union Memorial Hospital,
Camp Fire Girls, and Baltimore Museum of Art; chair-
man, Board of Visitors, Morgan State College; presi-
dent, University of Maryland Law School Alumni Asso-
ciation. First Man of the Year, Alpha Phi Alpha; First
Alumnus of the Year, Morgan State College; Man of
the Year, NAACP; Man of the Year, Maryland Beauti-
cians; Man of the Year, A.M.E. Church. Married; 3

1979—. Born in Brooklyn, New York, September 1,
1928. Attended Erasmus Hall High School; Goucher
College, B.A., 1948, LL.D., 1979; Yale Law School,
LL.B., 1951. Admitted to the District of Columbia Bar,
1952; admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1963. Member,
American, Maryland State, Montgomery County,
Womens, and District of Columbia Bar Associations;
National Association of Women Judges; American Judi-

cature Society. Former member, Montgomery County
Board of Appeals; Maryland-National Capital Park and
Planning Commission; Zoning Hearing Examiner for
Montgomery County. Secretary, Maryland Department
of Employment and Social Services, 1970-1972. Court
of Special Appeals, 1972-1979. Chairperson, Gover-
nor's Commission on Jobs for Veterans; chairperson,
Governor's Interagency Committee on Childhood De-
velopment; Maryland Manpower Planning Council.
Outstanding Contribution by a Woman in the Field of
Law, New York Women's Bar Association; Maryland's
Distinguished Citizen's Award; Person of the Year
Award, Montgomery County Sentinel; Who's Who in
World's Who's Who of Women. Married; 2

J. DUDLEY DIGGES. Court of Appeals, 1969—.
Born in La Plata, January 8, 1912. Attended St. Johns
College, A.B., 1933; University of Maryland School of
Law, LL.B., 1936. Admitted to the Maryland Bar,
1936. Member, American Bar Association; former presi-
dent, Maryland State Bar Association. Judge, Seventh
Judicial Circuit, 1949-1969. Unmarried.

JOHN C. ELDRIDGE. Court of Appeals, 1974—.
Born in Baltimore, November 13, 1933. Attended
Gilman School; Harvard College, B.A., 1955; Harvard
Law School; University of Maryland School of Law,
LL.B., 1959. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1960.
Member, Anne Arundel County Bar Association and
District of Columbia Bar; National Lawyers Club.
Member, Order of the Coif. Chief legislative officer, Of-
fice of the Governor, 1969-1974; assistant chief, Civil
Division, Appellate Section, U.S. Department of Justice,
1967-1969. Married; 2 children.

LAWRENCE F. RODOWSKY. Court of Appeals,
1980—. Born in Baltimore City, November 10, 1930.
Attended St. Bernard School and Loyola High School;
Loyola College, A.B., 1952; University of Maryland


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