SOLOMON BAYLOR. Eighth Judicial Circuit, 1977.
Born in King William County, Virginia, April 25, 1922.
Attended Douglass Senior High School; Coppin State
College; University of Maryland, LL.B., 1951; National
Judicial College, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982. Admitted
to the Maryland Bar, 1953. Member, National (life
member), Maryland State, and Monumental City Bar
Associations; Judicial Council of the National Bar Asso-
ciation; World Association of Judges of the World Peace
Through Law Center; American Trial Judges Associa-
tion; The Engineering Society of Baltimore, Inc. Served
in U.S. Army during World War II (European Theatre).
Member, Citizens Planning and Housing Association;
former member, Board of Directors, Lafayette Square
Community Center and the Northwest Community
Council; NAACP (Golden Heritage life member);
Baltimore Urban League; active in Enon Baptist Church.
Author of article on housing conditions in Baltimore
City. Former District Court judge; member, Board of
Municipal and Zoning Appeals; assistant city solicitor;
appeal agent for Draft Board No. 22. Married; 2
DeLAWRENCE BEARD. Sixth Judicial Circuit,
1984. Born in Okalona, Arkansas, December 26, 1937.
Attended Sumner High School, St. Louis, Missouri;
University of Missouri, B.A., 1964; University of
Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1970; Georgetown Law
Center, L.L.M., 1977. Admitted to the Maryland Bar,
1974. Served in the U.S. Navy, 1957-1959. Member,
National and Montgomery County Bar Associations; J.
Franklyn Bourne Law Club; National Association of
Criminal Defense Lawyers. Senior assistant state's attor-
ney for Montgomery County, 1974-1975 (District
Court), 1975-1979 (Circuit Court); district public de-
fender for Montgomery County, 1979-1982. Member,
Montgomery County Criminal Justice Commission,
1979-1982. Judge, District 6, District Court of Mary-
land, 1982-1984. Member, Board of Directors, Chil-
dren's Hospital National Medical Center, 1973-1981;
Board of Directors, Suburban Maryland Fair Housing,
1973-1975; NAACP (life member); Country Place Citi-
zens Association Covenants Committee (vice-chairman,
1977; chairman, 1978; Board of Directors, 1981-1984);
Board of Regents, Morgan State University, 1981-1982.
Assistant professorial lecturer, George Washington Uni-
versity College of General Studies, Graduate School of
Forensic Science, 1978; guest lecturer. Street Law
Program, Montgomery County Detention Center,
1979. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc.,
IUL Chapter. Outstanding Citizen of the Year, 1982,
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Mu Nu Chapter; Montgomery
County NAACP Award, 1984. Married.
ROBERT M. BELL. Eighth Judicial Circuit, 1980.
Born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, July 6, 1943.
Attended Dunbar High School; Morgan State University,
A.B., 1966; Harvard Law School, J.D., 1969. Admitted
to the Maryland Bar, 1969. Member, Maryland State,
Baltimore City, Monumental City, and National Bar
Associations. Judge of the District Court, District 1,
ALBERT T. BLACKWELL, JR. Seventh Judicial Cir-
cuit, 1975. Born in Levels, West Virginia, June 27,
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1925. Attended Glen Burnie High School; St. Vincent
College; University of Maryland, A.B., 1948; George
Washington University, LL.B., 1950. Admitted to the
Maryland Bar, 1951. Served in the U.S. Air Force.
Fellow, Maryland Bar Association; director, Maryland
Bar Foundation; member, Maryland State and Prince
George's County Bar Associations. Member, administra-
tive board. University Methodist Church. Married; 5
ELSBETH LEVY BOTHE. Eighth Judicial Circuit,
1978. Born in Baltimore, October 17, 1927. Attended
Park School; University of Chicago, A.B., 1947; Univer-
sity of Zurich; University of Maryland, LL.B., 1952.
Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1952. Member, Ameri-
can, Maryland State, Baltimore City, and Women's Bar
Associations. Elected to the American Law Institute,
1976. Member, Constitutional Convention Commission,
1965-1967; delegate, Constitutional Convention, 1967;
member, Board of Patuxent Institution, 1965-1972;
assistant public defender, 1972-1978. President, Ameri-
can Civil Liberties Union of Maryland and member of
the ACLU National Board (resigned 1978); vice-presi-
dent, Citizens Planning and Housing Association (re-
signed 1978). Married.
PERRY GRAY BOWEN, JR. Seventh Judicial Circuit,
1964. Born in Baltimore City, November 27, 1927.
Attended Calvert County High School; University of
Maryland, A.B., 1948; University of Maryland School of
Law, J.D., 1950. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1950.
Served in the U.S. Army. Member, American, Maryland
State, and Calvert County Bar Associations; fellow,
Maryland Bar Foundation. Married; 4 children.
GEORGE W. BOWLING. Seventh Judicial Circuit,
1978; Administrative Judge for Charles County. Born
in Charles County, November 6, 1925. Attended Charles
County public schools; University of Maryland; Universi-
ty of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1950. Admitted to
the Maryland Bar, 1949. Served in the U.S. Army.
Member, American, Maryland State, and Charles Coun-
ty Bar Associations. State's attorney, Charles County,
1954-1960; judge, District Court, 1971-1975. Married; 4
AUSTIN W. BRIZENDINE. Third Judicial Circuit,
1978. Born in Baltimore, November 7, 1915. Attended
Baltimore City College; Dickinson College, A.B., 1939;
University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1950.
Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1951. Lcdr. USNR active
duty 1942-1945; 1951-1953. Member, American Bar
Association, Baltimore County Bar Association (Execu-
tive Council, 1972-1978; secretary, 1975-1976; president,
1977-1978); member, Maryland State Bar Association;
fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation. Assistant County
Solicitor, Baltimore County, 1957-1959; Assistant State's
Attorney, Baltimore County, 1959-1966. Member, The
Dissenters Law Club; Wednesday Law Club; Kiwanis
Club of Towson (president, 1962); Board of Managers,
Towson YMCA, 1960-1970; Gunpowder Youth Camps,
Inc. (Board of Directors; president, 1972-1973); former
president, Towson Elementary PTA and Towsontowne
Junior High School PTA. Married; 3 children.