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Wicomico County, April 30, 1927. Attended Wicomico
County Public Schools; Salisbury State College, 1946;
University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1949.
Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1949. Member, Mary-
land State and Wicomico County Bar Associations; del-
egate, National Conference of State Trial Judges, 1975-
1977. Special assistant attorney general, 1959-1972.
Member, Lions Club; BPOE. Married; 2 children.

DANIEL T. PRETTYMAN. First Judicial Circuit,
1964—; Chief Judge, First Judicial Circuit, and Admin-
istrative Judge for Worcester County. Born on Taylor's
Island, June 27, 1919. Attended public schools in
Stockton and Trappe, Maryland; University of Mary-
land, A.B., 1939; University of Maryland School of
Law, J.D., 1948. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1948.
Served in the U.S. Army. Member, American, Mary-
land State, and Worcester County Bar Associations;
American Judges Association; American Judicature So-
ciety; National Conference of Juvenile Court Judges.
State's attorney, Worcester County, 1955-1964; Mary-
land Commission on Criminal Law, 1965—; Worcester
County Committee, Maryland Historical Trust, 1969-
1978. Past president, Berlin Chamber of Commerce,
Berlin Lions Club, Worcester County Historical Soci-
ety, Worcester County Mental Health Association,
Eastern Shore Police Association; past master, Masons;
past patron, Eastern Star; member, American Legion,
Shrine, Nassawango Country Club. Silver Meritorious
Service Award, American Heart Association, 1960.
Married; 2 children.

JOHN E. RAINE, JR. Third Judicial Circuit, 1956—;
Chief Judge. Born in Towson, May 12, 1917. Attended
McDonogh School; Johns Hopkins University, A.B.,
1938; University of Maryland, LL.B., 1941. Admitted
to the Maryland Bar, 1941. Former member, American,
Maryland State, and Baltimore County Bar Associa-
tions. State's attorney for Baltimore County, 1950-
1956. Order of the Coif; Omicron Delta Kappa; Man of
the Year Award, Greater Towson Chamber of Com-
merce, 1967. Former president, Childrens Aid Society;
Exalted Ruler, Towson Lodge Elks. Married; 2 chil-

GEORGE B. RASIN, JR. Second judicial Circuit,
1960—; Chief Judge. Born in Kent County, May 28,
1917. Attended Kent County public schools; Washing-
ton College, A.B., 1937; University of Maryland School
of Law, LL.B., 1941. Admitted to the Maryland Bar,
1941. Served in the Counter Intelligence Corps, Military
Intelligence. Member, American, Maryland State, Sec-
ond Circuit, and Kent County Bar Associations; Ameri-
can Judicature Society. State's Attorney, Kent County,
1955-1956. Maryland State Senate, 1956-1960. Man
of the Year Award, Maryland Parole Correctional As-
sociation, 1971. Married; 2 children.

JAMES MAGRUDER REA. Seventh Judicial Circuit,
1980—. Bom in Washington, D.C., March 11, 1924.
Attended Bladensburg High School; University of
Maryland, A.B., 1943; University of Maryland School
of Law, LL.B., 1950. Admitted to the Maryland Bar,
1951. Served in the U.S. Army. Member, American,
Maryland State, and Prince George's County Bar Asso-

Circuit Court Biographies

ciations. Chairman, Democratic State Central Commit-
tee, Prince George's County, 1966-1969. Member,
Trinity Church, Upper Marlboro; Southern Maryland
Society; Marlborough Hunt Club. Judge, District
Court, District 5, 1969-1980. Married; 4 children.

DAVID GRAY ROSS. Seventh Judicial Circuit,
1978—. Born in Quanah, Texas, August 9, 1935.
Attended McKinley High School, Washington, D.C.;
George Washington University; American University,
B.S., 1960; Washington College of Law; American Uni-
versity, J.D., 1964. Served in U.S. Army. Member,
Maryland State, Prince George's County, and District
of Columbia Bar Associations. Assistant Corporation
Counsel, District of Columbia, 1965-1967; Associate
County Attorney, Prince George's County, 1967-1968;
Master of Juvenile Causes, Prince George's County,
1968-1970. Maryland House of Delegates, 1970-1978.
Appointed by the President to the National Advisory
Committee on Juvenile Justice, 198U. Married; 2 chil-

CALVIN R. SANDERS. Sixth Judicial Circuit, 1979—.
Bom in Brooklyn, New York, February 20, 1924.
Attended James Madison High School; Cornell Univer-
sity; American University, LL.B., 1955. Admitted to
the Maryland Bar, 1955. Served in the U.S. Army Air
Corps. Member, Maryland State and Montgomery
County Bar Associations. Montgomery County Board
of Appeals, 1965-1969. Judge, District Court, District
6, 1970-1979. Married; 2 children.

JAMES STEPHEN SFEKAS. Third Judicial Circuit,
1980—. Born in Racine, Wisconsin, August 25, 1918.
Attended Baltimore City College High School; Johns
Hopkins University, B.S., 1939; University of Maryland
School of Law, J.D., 1948. Admitted to the Maryland
Bar, 1948. Battery Commander, 13th Airborne Divi-
sion. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Ameri-
can Judicature Society. Baltimore City Solicitor's Office,
1956-1959; special attorney, State Roads Commission,
1959-1971; administrative special attorney. State High-
way Administration, 1971-1977. General counsel,
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Annunciation; general
counsel. United Chios Society. Greek interpreter,
Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and U.S. District
courts. Judge, District Court, District 8, 1977-1980.
Married; 3 children.

EDGAR P. SILVER. Eighth Judicial Circuit, 1977—.
Bom in Baltimore, July 1, 1923. Attended Baltimore
City College; University of Baltimore, LL.B., 1954. Ad-
mitted to the Maryland Bar, 1954. Served in the U.S.
Maritime Service. Member, Maryland State and
Baltimore City Bar Associations; American Judicature
Society. Maryland House of Delegates, 1955-1965;
judge. Municipal Court of Baltimore City, 1965-1971;
judge. District Court of Baltimore City, 1971-1977.
Member of many civic and religious organizations and
recipient of numerous civic and religious awards and ci-
tations. Married; 2 children.

LLOYD L. SIMPKINS. First Judicial Circuit, 1971—.
Bom in Mt. Vemon, Maryland, June 6, 1920. Attended
Washington Academy High School; University of


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