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Circuit Court Biographies

Maryland, B.S., 1947, J.D., 1952. Admitted to the
Maryland Bar, 1952. Served in the U.S. Navy. Mary-
land House of Delegates, 1951-1958; chairman, House
Judiciary Committee, 1955-1958; assistant to the Gov-
ernor, 1958-1961; Secretary of State, 1961-1967;
judge. District Court, 1971-1975. Member, Lions
Club, Elks, Masons. Married; 1 child.

ALBERT L. SKLAR. Eighth Judicial Circuit, 1964—.
Bom in Baltimore, December 18, 1911. Attended
Baltimore City College High School; University of
Baltimore Law School, LL.B., 1932. Admitted to the
Maryland Bar, 1932. Member, American, Maryland
State, and Baltimore City Bar Associations; American
Judicature Society. Member, Maryland House of Dele-
gates, 1939-1955. Chairman and vice-chairman, Wash-
ington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission, 1959-
1964; member and chairman, Public Service Commis-
sion, 1958-1964; member, Tri-State Commission of
Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia on
Rapid Rail Transportation, 1960-1964; chairman,
Commission to Revise the Public Service Laws of
Maryland, 1952-1956; member, Postwar Redevelop-
ment Commission, 1941-1945; member, Tax Revision
Commission of Maryland, 1939-1941; counsel, Junior
Association of Commerce, 1935-1946; president, Alum-
ni Association, University of Baltimore, 1965-1972;
board member, Chizuk Amuno Congregation; president,
Menorah Lodge, B'nai B'rith, 1976-1978; president,
Histadrut Council, 1969-1976; past vice-president,
Woodholrne Country Club, 1966; board member, Jew-
ish Children Family Services of Associated Jewish
Charities; Amicable Lodge; Scottish Rite. Alumnus of
the Year Award, University of Baltimore, 1973; Man of
the Year Award, Menorah Lodge, B'nai B'rith, 1965;
Dr. Herman Seidel Humanitarian Award, 1976. Mar-
ried; 2 children.

JAMES H. TAYLOR. Seventh Judicial Circuit, 1969—.
Bom in Elkridge, July 7, 1926. Attended Howard
County public schools; Howard University; Washington
College of Law, American University, J.D., 1953. Ad-
mitted to the Maryland Bar, 1956. Served in the U.S.
Army Air Corps. Member, Maryland State and Prince
George's County Bar Associations; Monumental Bar
Association. Assistant state's attorney, 1963-1966; mas-
ter for Juvenile Causes, 1966-1968. Married; 4 children.

dicial Circuit, 1977—. Born in Cumberland, April 29,
1933. Attended Oakland public schools; College of
Wooster, B.A., 1955; Duke University, J.D., 1958.
Served in the Maryland National Guard. Member,
American and Maryland State Bar Associations; Ameri-
can Judicature Society. President, Garrett County Bar
Association, 1960-1961; State's Attorney (or Garrett
County, 1962-1974; secretary, Maryland State's Attor-
ney Association, 1968-1974. Editor, Duke Law Journal.
1957-1958. Past Master, Oakland Lodge No. 192, AF
& AM; Ali Ghan Shrine; Court 117 Jesters; St. John's
Episcopal Church; Oakland Volunteer Fire Department
(ret.); Oakland-Mt. Lake Park Lions (ret.); former
member, Board of Directors, First National Bank of
Oakland; graduate. North American College of Piping.
Married; 1 child.


RAYMOND G. THIEME, JR. Fifth Judicial Circuit,
1977—. Born in Baltimore City, November 17, 1930.
Attended Loyola High School; Loyola College, A.B.,
1952; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.,
1956. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1956. State's at-
torney for Anne Arundel County, 1970-1973; district
judge, Seventh District, 1973-1977. Married; 3 chil-

BASIL A. THOMAS. Eighth Judicial Circuit, 1968—.
Born in Greece, September 17, 1915. Attended Ports-
mouth, Virginia, public schools; University of Baltimore,
LL.B., 1935. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1935.
Served in the U.S. Counter Intelligence Corps. Associate
judge, Municipal Court of Baltimore City, 1961-1968;
member, Board of Election Supervisors, 1959-1961; as-
sistant city solicitor, Baltimore City, 1949-1955;
administrative assistant to the Mayor, Baltimore City,
1948. Mason; Order of Ahepa; Lions Club (past presi-
dent); Hillendale Country Club (past president). Widow-
er; 1 child, Steven A. Thomas.

EDWARD 0. THOMAS. First Judicial Circuit,
1980—. Born in Baltimore, October 24, 1917. Attended
Baltimore City College; Johns Hopkins University, A.B.,
1940; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.,
1948. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1947. Served in
the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Mem-
ber, American, Maryland State, and Worcester County
Bar Associations. Judge, District Court, District 2,
1971-1980. Married; no children.

ALFRED T. TRUITT, JR. First Judicial Circuit,
1977—. Born in Salisbury, April 5, 1927. Attended Wi-
comico High School; Western Maryland College, A.B.,
1950; University of Maryland, J.D., 1953. Admitted to
the Maryland Bar, 1952. Served in the U.S. Army Sig-
nal Corps. Member, Wicomico County Bar Association;
Maryland State's Attorney's Association. State's attor-
ney, Wicomico County, 1959-1971; public defender,
1972-1977. Married; 5 children.

MORRIS TURK. Fifth Judicial Circuit, 1975—. Born
in Baltimore, April 14, 1921. Attended the University
of Baltimore, LL.B. (J.D.), 1939. Admitted to the
Maryland Bar, 1951. Served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Member, American, Maryland State, and Anne Arundel
County Bar Associations; American Judicature Society;
past president, Anne Arundel County Bar Association,
1971-1972. Chairman, State Appeal Board, 1963-
1975; counsel to the Board of Election Supervisors,
Anne Arundel County, 1959-1963; counsel to the
Board of Education, Anne Arundel County, 1966.
Charter member and past president, Annapolis Jaycees;
past president, Suburban Annapolis Kiwanis Club; past
commander, Star of David Post 192, Jewish War Veter-
ans of the United States; past chief of staff. Department
of Maryland Jewish War Veterans of the United States.
Junior Chamber of Commerce Young Man of the Year
Award, 1955; Frontiers International Human Relations
Award, 1978; Governor's Citation for Outstanding Ser-
vices, 1978. Married; 3 children.

PETER D. WARD. Eighth Judicial Circuit, 1980—.
Born in England in 1937; a resident of Maryland since


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