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District Court Biographies

State University, B.A., 1971; Harvard Law School, J.D.,
1974. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1974. Member,
local, state, and national bar associations. Assistant
United States attorney, Baltimore City, 1976-1980; as-
sistant state prosecutor, Baltimore City, 1978-1979;
law clerk, Honorable Alexander Harvey II, U.S. Dis-
trict Court, Baltimore, 1974-1975. Unmarried.

LEWIS R. JONES. District Court, District 12, 1971;
Administrative Judge. Born in Oakland, August 17,
1916. Attended Oakland public schools; West Virginia
Wesleyan, A.B., 1936; University of Maryland School
of Law, LL.B., 1939. Admitted to the Maryland Bar,
1939. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. Mem-
ber, Maryland State Bar Association. Member, AF &
AM; Knights of Pythias; Lions. Married; no children.

RAYMOND J. KANE, JR. District Court, District 10,
1977; Administrative Judge. Born in Baltimore, June
9, 1938. Attended Calvert Hall High School; Loyola
College; University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B.,
1963. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1964. Served in
the U.S. Army Reserve. Member, American, Maryland
State, and Howard County Bar Associations. President,
Howard County Bar Association, 1976-1977. Assistant
state's attorney, Howard County, 1966; counsel to
Howard County Welfare Board, 1967; counsel to
Howard County Park Board. Former president, Ellicott
City Junior Chamber of Commerce. Co-editor, Howard
County Code,
1970 and 1971 editions. Married; 2 chil-
dren.

JAMES KARDASH. District Court, District 8, 1971.
Born in Baltimore, December 27, 1929. Attended Balti-
more Polytechnic Institute; University of Baltimore,
A.A.; University of Baltimore Law School, LL.B. Ad-
mitted to the Maryland Bar, 1963. Served in the U.S.
Army Ordnance Corps, 2nd Lieutenant. Judge, Appeal
Tax Court, Baltimore County, 1964-1966. Maryland
House of Delegates, 1967-1971; chairman. Banking
Subcommittee, 1969-1970; chairman, Environmental
Matters, 1971. Married; 5 children.

CHARLES JOSEPH KELLY, SR. District Court,
District 9, 1971; Administrative Judge. Born in
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, December 2, 1917. Attended
Aberdeen, Maryland, public schools; University of
Baltimore, LL.B., 1944. Admitted to the Maryland Bar,
1945. Served in the U.S. Navy. Member, Maryland
State and Harford County Bar Associations. Past presi-
dent, Harford County Bar Association. Former member
and past president of the Board of Commissioners of
Aberdeen; past president, Aberdeen Chamber of Com-
merce; member, Aberdeen Zoning Appeals Board. For-
mer instructor in criminal law and procedure, Baltimore
College of Commerce and Law of the Mt. Vernon Law
School. Member, American Legion. Married; 2 children.

MARTIN A. KIRCHER. District Court, District 1,
1973. Born in Baltimore, June 25, 1930. Attended
Baltimore City College; University of Baltimore, A.A.,
1956; University of Baltimore Law School, J.D., 1958.
Attended National College of the Judiciary in 1975 and
served as faculty advisor in 1978. Admitted to the
Maryland Bar, 1958. Served in the U.S. Air Force.

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Maryland House of Delegates, 1963-1973; chairman,
House Judiciary Committee, 1969-1973; Maryland
Legislative Council, 1969-1973. Married; 3 children.

STANLEY KLAVAN. District Court, District 6,
1975. Administrative Judge. Born in Baltimore, June
20, 1925. Attended Central High School, Washington,
D.C.; George Washington University, A.A., 1948,
LL.B., 1950. Admitted to the District of Columbia Bar,
1951. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1957. Served in
the U.S. Navy. Member, American, Maryland State,
District of Columbia, and Montgomery County Bar As-
sociations; American Judicature Society; American
Judges Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of
America. Married; 1 child.

I. SEWELL LAMDIN. District Court, District 1,
1961. Born in Foxwells, Virginia, October 5, 1917.
Attended Baltimore City College; Johns Hopkins Uni-
versity; Mt. Vernon School of Law, J.D., 1950. Admit-
ted to the Maryland Bar, 1950. Served in the U.S.
Navy. Member, American, Maryland State, and
Baltimore Bar Associations; American Judicature Soci-
ety. Potentate, Boumi Temple, 1972; chairman, Com-
mittee on Grievances and Appeals, Shrine of North
America; president, Mid-Atlantic Shrine Association.
Married; 3 children.

LARRY D. LAMSON. District Court, District 4,
1979. Born in Denver, Colorado, May 7, 1948.
Attended Damascus High School; Frostburg State Col-
lege, 1969-1971; University of Nebraska, J.D., 1971.
Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1972. Served in the Ne-
braska Army National Guard. Member, American, Ne-
braska, District of Columbia, and Maryland State Bar
Associations; American Judicature Society; American
Trial Lawyers' Association. Deputy state's attorney for
Calvert County, 1972-1974; state's attorney for Calvert
County, 1979. Married; 2 children.

BESS B. LAVINE. District Court, District 5, 1978.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 29,
1927. Attended Washington, D.C., primary and second-
ary schools; George Washington University, B.A., 1949;
University of Baltimore, LL.B., J.D., 1959. Admitted to
the Maryland Bar, 1959. Member, Maryland State,
Prince George's County, and Womens Bar Associations.
Who's Who of American Women. Chief judge, Orphans'
Court of Prince George's County, 1954-1962; master
for Juvenile Causes, 1970-1977; Family Court master,
1977-1978. Married; 3 children.

HAROLD LEWIS. District Court, District 1, 1968.
Bom in Baltimore, August 2, 1913. Attended Baltimore
City College; University of Baltimore School of Law,
LL.B. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1940. Member,
Baltimore City Bar Association; American Judges Asso-
ciation; Trial Judges Association of Maryland, Inc. As-
sistant city solicitor, Baltimore City, and member of
Hardship Committee, Baltimore City Treasurer's Office,
eighteen and one-half years. Former substitute trial
magistrate, Baltimore City. Past president and chairman
of the Board of Trustees, and current Board member
and chairman of High Holy Days Israel Bond Appeal,
Ohr Knesseth Israel-Anshe Sphard Congregation and

 



 
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