Merit (2), Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star (3),
Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal (6), Joint
Services Commendation Medal (2); Army Commenda-
tion Medal. Member, American and Maryland State Bar
Associations; director, Prince George's County Bar As-
sociation. Member, NAACP. Married; 3 children.
KENNETH LAVON JOHNSON. Eighth Judicial Cir-
cuit, 1982. Born in Columbia, Mississippi, July 26,
1937. Attended Globe Academy; Southern University,
B.A., 1959; Howard University, J.D., 1962. Admitted to
the Maryland Bar, 1970. Served in the U.S. Army Judge
Advocate General's Corps, 1962-1966. Member, Ameri-
can, Maryland State, Washington, D.C., Louisiana, and
Monumental City Bar Associations. Member of editorial
staff and notes editor, Howard Law Journal, 1961-1962.
Recipient of Maryland Seventh Congressional District
Award for Community Service; Public Spirit Award for
Outstanding Leadership; J.S. dark Memorial Award for
high academic achievement. Married; 2 children.
RAYMOND J. KANE, JR. Fifth Judicial Circuit,
1982. 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, Maryland State and Howard County Bar
Associations. President, Howard County Bar Associa-
tion, 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. Judge, District 10, District Court of
Maryland, 1977-1982. Married; 2 children.
JOSEPH H. H. KAPLAN. Eighth Judicial Circuit,
1977. Born in Brooklyn, New York, January 2, 1937.
Attended The Johns Hopkins University, A.B., 1957;
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1960. Admitted
to the Maryland Bar, 1961. Served in the U.S. Army,
U.S. Army National Guard, U.S. Air Force Reserve, and
U.S. Navy Reserve. Member, American, Maryland State,
and Baltimore City Bar Associations. Member, Court of
Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and
Procedure; Executive Committee, Maryland Judicial
Conference and Board of the Maryland Sentencing
Guidelines Project. Assistant U.S. Attorney for the
District of Maryland, 1963-1965; served as executive
secretary. Mayor's Advisory Commission on Crime;
member, Maryland Commission on Human Relations,
1969-1971; president, Civil Service Commission of
Baltimore City, 1972-1977; member, Baltimore City
Expenditure Control Committee and Board of Ethics,
1972-1977; chairman, Baltimore City Executive Pay
Plan Committee, 1975-1977; president, Library Commit-
tee of the Baltimore Bar, 1979-1983. Chairman, Alcohol-
ism Services Advisory Committee of the Alcohol and
Drug Abuse Program, University of Maryland School of
Medicine- Member, Serjeants' Tnn T-aw CUib; Barristers'
Law Club; Lawyers Round Table Law Club; trustee, Har
Sinai Congregation, 1981 (and current first vice-
president); president, Quarter Way House, Inc.,
1977-1979; trustee, Woodbourne Center, 1967-1982;
member. Board of Directors of Asthma & Allergy
Foundation of America, Maryland Chapter; member,
Board of Prisoners Aid Society; former officer, Big
Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Maryland, Inc.;
former officer, Dismas House. Married; 3 children.
RICHARD B. LATHAM, SR. Sixth Judicial Circuit,
1975. Born in Patchogue, New York, June 12, 1926.
Attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School; Universi-
ty of Maryland; University of Maryland Law School,
J.D., 1952. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1952. Served
in the U.S. Army. Member, Maryland State and Mont-
gomery County Bar Associations; American Judges
Association; American Judicature Society; Maryland Bar
Foundation (Board of Directors, 1980; vice-president,
1983). Past president, Montgomery County Bar Asso-
ciation; treasurer, Maryland State Bar Association,
1978-1980. Member, Ethics Commission of Montgomery
County, 1967-1970; Sentencing Guidelines Project Advi-
sory Board, 1979-1982; Conference of Circuit Court
Judges, 1981. Judge, People's Court, 1970-1971; asso-
ciate judge, District Court of Maryland, 1971-1975.
Married; 3 children.
GARY G. LEASURE, Fourth Judicial Circuit, 1983.
Born in Cumberland, July 7, 1946. Graduated from
Allegany High School; Frostburg State College, B.S.,
1968; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1972.
Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1972. U.S. Army Re-
serve, 1969-1975. Member, American, Maryland State,
and Allegany County Bar Associations. Frostburg City
Attorney, 1975-1978; Assistant County Attorney for
Allegany County, 1977-1982; County Attorney for Alle-
gany County, 1982-1984. Married; 2 children.
EUGENE M. LERNER. Fifth Judicial Circuit, 1979.
Born in Annapolis, December 18, 1931. Attended An-
napolis Grammar School and Annapolis High School;
University of Maryland, 1948-1950; University of
Baltimore, 3.D., 1954. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1954.
Served in U.S. Army, 1954-1956. Member, Anne Arun-
del County Bar Association (president, 1976-1977; trea-
surer, 1962-1963); Maryland State Bar Association
(Board of Governors, 1979-1980); American Bar Associ-
ation; District of Columbia Bar Association; Maryland
Municipal Attorneys Association (president, 1977-1979).
Maryland Trial Magistrate, 1958-1959; alderman. City
of Annapolis, 1961-1965; city attorney for City of
Annapolis, 1969-1979; attorney for Anne Arundel Coun-
ty Electrical Board, 1957-1958; member, Annapolis
Planning and Zoning Commission, 1961-1963. Member,
Jewish War Veterans; B'nai B'rith; Amos Lodge
Masons; Trial Judges Association of Maryland; Ameri-
can Judicature Society. Married; 3 children.
JACOB S. LEVIN. Seventh Judicial Circuit, 1975.
Born in Washington, D.C., December 23, 1923. Attended
American University; George Washington University,
J.D., 1949. Admitted to the D.C. Bar, 1949, and the
Maryland Bar, 1957. Served in the U.S. Army. Member,
Maryland State, Montgomery County, and Prince
George's County Bar Associations. Alumni Achievement
Award, George Washington University Law School,
1975. Member, Board of Governors, Maryland State Bar
Association, 1975; president, Prince George's County