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Court of Special Appeals Biographies

schools; Montgomery Junior College; University of
North Carolina; American University, B.A., 1961;
American University School of Law, J.D., 1963. Admit-
ted to the Maryland Bar, 1964. Served in the U.S.
Navy, 1955-1959. Member, American, Maryland State,
and Prince George's County Bar Associations; Associa-
tion of Trial Lawyers of America; Delta Theta Phi law
fraternity. Assistant state's attorney for Prince George's
County, 1967-1969; assistant attorney general of Mary-
land, 1969-1971. Member, Prince George's County
Council, 1971-1974 (chairman, 1973). Member, House
of Delegates, 1975-1978 (vice-chairman, Prince
George's County delegation, 1975-1978); member of
Senate, 1978-1982. Outstanding legislator of the Year,
Maryland State's Attorneys Association, 1981; Legisla-
tor of the Year, Maryland Association of Counties,
1975 and 1979. Founder, Breakfast of Champions,
Prince George's County; member, Ancient Order of Hi-
bernians, Emerald Isle Division; charter member,
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Author, "Appellate Writ-
ing, Practice and Procedure" (Montgomery-Prince
George's County Continuing Education Program); "A
History of the Irish in Maryland," National Hibernian
Digest (June 1981). Married; 2 sons.

SOLOMON LISS. Court of Special Appeals, 1976—.
Bom in Baltimore, March 6, 1915. Attended Baltimore
City College; University of Baltimore, LL.B., 1937. Ad-
mitted to the Maryland Bar, 1937. Member, American,
Maryland State, and Baltimore City Bar Associations;
American Trial Lawyers Association. Vice-president,
Maryland State Bar Association. B'nai B'rith Man of
the Year; Heritage Award, Yeshiva University; Jewish
National Fund Man of the Year. Police Court magis-
trate, 1940-1944; Baltimore City Council, 1954-1962;
metropolitan advisor to the mayor, 1963; chairman,
Public Service Commission of Maryland, 1964-1968.
Judge, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1968-1976.
Member, Cassia Lodge, Masons; Yedz Grotto; past
president, Golden Eagle Square and Compass Club;
chairman. Executive Committee, Maryland Judicial
Conference; board member, Beth Jacob Congregation.
Married, 5 children.

THOMAS HUNTER LOWE. Court of Special Ap-
peals, 1973—. Bom in Talbot County, January 8, 1928.
Attended Baltimore City College; Towson State Junior
College, A.A., 1950; Washington College, A.B., 1952;
University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1956.
Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1956. Served in the
U.S. Marine Corps. Member, American, Maryland
State, and Talbot County Bar Associations; American
Judicature Society; Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference;
fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation. Maryland House of
Delegates, 1959-1973; House Judiciary Committee,
1959-1968 (chairman, 1963-1968); House Majority
Leader, 1967-1968; Speaker, House of Delegates, 1969-
1973; Maryland Legislative Council, 1963-1973; past


member, Commission to Revise the Annotated Code of
Maryland (vice-president). Married; 1 child.

DAVID T. MASON. Court of Special Appeals, 1974—.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island, December 6, 1914.
Attended Lincoln University; University of Maryland
School of Law, LL.B., 1951, J.D., 1969. Admitted to
the Maryland Bar, 1951. Served in the U.S. Armed
Forces. Member, Baltimore City Jail Board, 1954-1963;
hearing examiner and appeals referee. Department of
Employment Security, 1955-1962; assistant state's at-
torney, Baltimore City, 1962-1964; assistant attorney
general for the State of Maryland, 1964-1969, chief of
the Criminal Division, 1967-1969; chairman, Maryland
State Board of Parole, 1969-1972; secretary. Depart-
ment of Employment and Social Services, 1972-1974;
delegate, Maryland Constitutional Convention, 1967
(member. Executive Committee). Divorced; 1 child.

JOHN P. MOORE. Court of Special Appeals, 1973—.
Born in New York, New York, March 14, 1916.
Attended Regis High School, New York City; Manhat-
tan College, B.B.A., 1937; Catholic University, J.D.,
1940. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1956. Served in
the U.S. Naval Reserve. Member, American, Maryland
State, and Montgomery County Bar Associations;
American Judicature Society; Institute of Judicial Ad-
ministration; U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society;
Maryland Bar Foundation. Chairman, Executive Com-
mittee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1971-1972. Chief
counsel, U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Privileges and
Elections, 1951-1953; member, Montgomery County
Board of Appeals, 1954-1957 (chairman, 1956-1957).
Maryland House of Delegates, 1962-1966. Judge, Cir-
cuit Court for Montgomery County, 1966-1973. Recipi-
ent, Agnes Bruce Greig Award for "Leadership on Be-
half of Handicapped Children in the State of
Maryland," 1967; John Dubois Medal for Distinguished
Public Service, National Alumni, Mt. Saint Mary's Col-
lege, Emmitsburg, Md., 1968; Law and the Courts
Award, Catholic University Alumni Association, 1974;
first annual Distinguished Service Award, United Cere-
bral Palsy Association of Maryland, 1976; E. Brooke
Lee Award, Silver Spring Board of Trade, 1977. Mar-
ried; 2 children. Deceased, Dec. 23, 1982.

JAMES COOKE MORTON, JR.. Court of Special
Appeals, 1967—. Born in Baltimore, March 7, 1913.
Attended Severn School; Johns Hopkins University;
University of Maryland, LL.B., 1937. Admitted to the
Maryland Bar, 1937. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard
Reserve. Member, Maryland State and Anne Arundel
County Bar Associations. Maryland General Assembly,
1939-1946. State's attorney, Anne Arundel County,
1948-1952; counsel to Anne Arundel County Commis-
sioners, 1959-1961; executive assistant to the Governor
of Maryland, 1961-1967; chairman. Board of Trustees,
Anne Arundel Community College, 1970-1971. Board
of Editors, Maryland Law Review. Married; 2 children.


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