Received numerous distinguished service awards and
citations. Married; 6 children.
THEODORE G. BLOOM. Court of Special Appeals,
1983. Born in Baltimore, July 18, 1926. Attended
Baltimore, Md., and Durham, N.C., public schools;
University of Maryland, B.A., 1949; University of Mary-
land School of Law, J.D., 1953. Scholastic honors: Phi
Eta Sigma (National Freshman Honor Society); Phi
Kappa Phi (National Scholastic Honor Society); Order of
the Coif (National Law School Honor Society). Admitted
to the Maryland Bar, 1952. Served in the U.S. Navy,
1944-1946, 1950-1951. Member, Maryland State Bar
Association (Board of Governors, 1971-1972); Anne
Arundel County Bar Association (President, 1975-1976).
Member, Anne Arundel County Charter Commission,
1971-1972; Attorney Grievance Commission,
1982-1983. Married; 4 children.
JOHN J. GARRITY. Court of Special Appeals, 1982.
Bom in New Haven, Connecticut, December 3, 1933.
Attended Brattleboro, Vermont, parochial schools;
Montgomery Junior College; University of North Caroli-
na; American University, B.A., 1961; American Univer-
sity School of Law, J.D., 1963. Admitted to the Mary-
land Bar, 1964. Served in the U.S. Navy, 1955-1959.
Member, American, Maryland State, and Prince
George's County Bar Associations; Association 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 Maryland,
1969-1971. Member, Prince George's County Council
1971-1974 (chairman, 1973). Member, House of Dele-
gates, 1975-1978 (vice-chairman, Prince George's Coun-
ty delegation, 1975-1978); member of Senate, 1978-1982.
Outstanding legislator of the Year, Maryland State's
Attorneys Association, 1981; Legislator of the Year,
Maryland Association of Counties, 1975 and 1979.
Founder, Breakfast of Champions, Prince George's
County; member, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Emerald
Isle Division; charter member, Friendly Sons of St.
Patrick. Author, Appellate Writing, Practice and Proce-
dure (Montgomery-Prince George's County Continuing
Education Program); "A History of the Irish in Mary-
land," National Hibernian Digest (June 1981). Married to
Ann Carter Garrity; children: Kevin and John, Jr.
JAMES S. GETTY. Court of Special Appeals, 1983.
Born in Lonaconing, March 7, 1921. Attended Allegany
County public schools; Potomac State; University of
Maryland, LL.B., 1946. Admitted to the Maryland Bar,
1946. Army Intelligence, 3 years. Member, Maryland
State Bar Association. Assistant state's attorney, Allega-
ny County, 1953-1958; state's attorney, Allegany Coun-
ty, 1958-1965. Judge, Circuit Court for Allegany Coun-
ty, 1965-1983. Married; 2 children.
APPOINTMENTS TO COURT OF
SPECIAL APPEALS, 1983-1984
THEODORE G. BLOOM. Sworn in March 7, 1983, to
replace James C. Morton, Jr., who retired March 7, 1983.
ROBERT L. KARWACKI. Court of Special Appeals,
1984. Born in Baltimore, August 2, 1933. Attended
Mt. St. Joseph's High School; University of Maryland,
A.B., 1954; University of Maryland School of Law,
LL.B., 1956. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1956.
Served in the U.S. Army Reserve. Member, American,
Maryland State, and Baltimore City Bar Associations.
Assistant attorney general for Maryland, 1963-1965.
Member, Governor's Commission to Revise the Testa-
mentary Laws of Maryland, 1965-1969; president, Board
of School Commissioners of Baltimore City, 1970-1971;
chairman. Juvenile Justice Commission, 1975-1977;
member, Advisory Board, Juvenile Services Administra-
tion, 1976-1979; member, Commission to Study the
Judicial Branch of Government, 1981-1982. Judge,
Eighth Judicial Circuit, 1973-1984. Married; 3 children.
CHARLES E. MOYLAN, JR.. Court of Special Ap-
peals, 1970. Born in Baltimore, December 14, 1930.
Attended Baltimore City College; Johns Hopkins Univer-
sity, B.A., 1952; University of Maryland School of Law,
J.D., 1955. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1958. Served
as a special agent in the Counter Intelligence Corps.
Member, American, Maryland State, and Baltimore City
Bar Associations; The Selden Society. Assistant state's
attorney, Baltimore City, 1959-1962; deputy state's at-
torney, Baltimore City, 1963; state's attorney, Baltimore
City, 19641970. Lecturer on constitutional/criminal law
for the American Academy of Judicial Education, the
National Judicial College, the National College of Dis-
trict Attorneys, and other organizations. Distinguished
Service Award, National District Attorneys Association,
1968. Married; 3 children.
EDWARD 0. WEANT, JR.. Court of Special Appeals,
1979. Born in Westminster, April 9, 1918. Attended
Westminster public schools; St. James School, St. James;
Donaldson School, Ilchester; Western Maryland College,
A.B., 1941; University of Maryland, LL.B., 1949; Har-
vard Graduate School of Business Administration. Ad-
mitted to the Maryland Bar, 1949. Served in the U.S.
Army. Member, American, Maryland State, and Carroll
County Bar Associations. Maryland Senate, 1959-1965;
judge. Fifth Judicial Circuit, 1965-1979. Life member,
American Legion; VFW. Married; 2 children.
ALAN M. WILNER. Court of Special Appeals, 1977.
Born in Baltimore, January 26, 1937. Attended
Baltimore City College; Johns Hopkins University, A.B.,
1958, M.L.A., 1966; University of Maryland School of
Law, J.D., 1962. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1962.
Member, Maryland State Bar Association. Order of the
Coif. Assistant attorney general of Maryland, 1965-1968;
chief legislative officer, Governor's staff, 1974-1977.
Author, The Maryland Board of Public Works: A History
(1984). Married; 3 children.
JAMES S. GETTY. Sworn in April 11, 1983, to replace
John P. Moore, who died December 23, 1982.
ROSALYN B. BELL. Sworn in November 10, 1983, to
replace David T. Mason, who retired September 1, 1983.