Court of Special Appeals Biographies/441
COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS
BIOGRAPHIES OF MEMBERS
RICHARD P. GILBERT. Court of Special Appeals, 1972;
Chief Judge. Born in Baltimore, February 5, 1924. Attended Mt.
St. Joseph's High School; University of Baltimore, A.A., 1947;
University of Baltimore, J.D., 1950, LL.M., 1954, LL.D. (Hon)
1979. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1950. Served in the U.S.
Army. Member, American, Maryland State, and Baltimore City
Bar Associations; American Judicature Society. Member, Execu-
tive Council, Conference of Chief Judges, Courts of Appeal,
1983. Member, Judicial Disabilities Commission, 1972(chair-
man, 1974); member, American Bar Association Advisory
Commission on Judicial Standards; vice-chairman, Maryland
Judicial Conference. Board of Zoning Appeals, Baltimore City,
1965-1971; magistrate, Traffic Court, Baltimore City, 1955-1959;
member, Advisory Committee, Baltimore City Charter,
1963-1965. Contributor to legal periodicals. Lecturer in law,
University of Baltimore; co-author, Criminal Law, Practice and
Procedure in Maryland. Sigma Delta Kappa Intercollegiate Law
Fraternity Distinguished Jurist Award, 1976; Alumnus of the
Year, University of Baltimore Law School, 1982; chairman,
Dean's Advisory Committee, University of Baltimore School of
Law, 1982. Married; 2 children.
WILLIAM H. ADKINS II. Court of Special Appeals,
1982. Born in New York City, September 17, 1925.
Attended Albany Academy, Albany, N.Y.; Williams
College, A.B., 1949; Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1952.
Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1952. Served in the U.S.
Army, 1943-1945. Member, American, Maryland State,
Talbot County, and Second Judicial Circuit Bar Associa-
tions; American Judicature Society Institute of Judicial
Administration; American Bar Foundation; Maryland
Bar Foundation. Phi Beta Kappa (Williams); Order of
the Coif (honorary), University of Maryland School of
Law. Justice of the Peace and Substitute Trial Magis-
trate, Talbot County, 1953-1957; Court of Appeals
Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure,
1958-1966, 1972-1973; State Board of Law Examiners,
1962-1969, 1972; State Commission on Human Rela-
tions, 1969-1972 (chairman, 1969-1970); director, Gov-
ernor's Commission to Revise the Annotated Code,
1970-1973 (Revisor of Statutes and Assistant Director,
Department of Legislative Reference, 1972-1973); State
Court Administrator, 1973-1982. Married; 4 children.
PAUL E. ALPERT. Court of Special Appeals, 1982.
Born in Baltimore, September 1, 1935. Attended
Baltimore City College; University of Baltimore, A.A.,
1954; University of Baltimore Law School, LL.B., 1957.
Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1957. Served in the U.S.
Army and Maryland National Guard. Member, Mary-
land State Bar Association. Maryland House of Dele-
gates, 1967-1972; judge. District Court of Maryland,
1972-1977. Board member, Leukemia Society of Mary-
land and Jewish Big Brother League; member. Center
Lodge AF & AM; Golden Eagle Square and Compass
Club. Judge, Third Judicial Circuit, 1977-1982. Married;
ROSALYN BLAKE BELL. Court of Special Appeals,
1983. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, April 22, 1923.
Attended Trenton High School; Simmons College, B.S.,
1944; National University, LL.B., J.D., 1951. Admitted
to the District of Columbia Bar, 1951. Admitted to the
Maryland Bar, 1965. Member, American, Maryland
State, Montgomery County, Women's, and District of
Columbia Bar Associations; Women's Bar Association of
the District of Columbia; National Conference of Appel-
late Judges; National Association of Women Judges;
American Judges Association; trustee, 1973-1978, direc-
tor, 1973-1977, Montgomery-Prince George's Continu-
ing Legal Education Institute; vice-president, 1976-1978,
trustee, 1979-1980, MICPEL. Chairperson, Montgomery
County Abused Spouse Task Force, 1980. Woman
Lawyer of the Year, District of Columbia Women's Bar
Association, 1975. Professional Achievement Award,
George Washington University Law Association, 1980;
Focus Women's Award, Women's Commission of Mont-
gomery County, 1981; Alumni Achievement Award,
Simmons College, 1982. Judge, District Court for Mont-
gomery County, 1978-1980. Judge, Sixth Judicial Cir-
cuit, 1980-1983. Widowed; 1 child.
JOHN J. BISHOP, JR. Court of Special Appeals,
1981. Born in Baltimore, December 6, 1927. Attended
Baltimore parochial schools; Loyola College; Towson
State University; University of Baltimore; University of
Baltimore Law School, J.D., 1951. Admitted to the
Maryland Bar, 1954. Served in the U. S. Coast Guard,
honorably discharged. Member, Maryland State and
Baltimore County Bar Associations. Former member,
Maryland State Bar Association Board of Governors and
Third Judicial Circuit Committee on Judicial Appoint-
ments. Member of the Maryland Senate, 1967-1981;
minority whip; member. Judicial Proceedings Commit-
tee; chairperson, Special Committee to Study the Mental
Health Laws; member. Executive Nominations Commit-
tee. Delegate, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers
University, 1968. Instructor, Political Science, University
of Baltimore, 1980. Instructor, State and Local Govern-
ment, University of Maryland School of Law, 1982.