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EDWIN COLLIER. District Court, District 6, 1983—.
Born in Millville, New Jersey, December 23, 1923.
George Washington University, B.A., 1949; George
Washington University School of Law, LL.B., 1951.
Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1952. Served in the U.S.
Army. Member, American, Maryland State, and Mont-
gomery County Bar Associations. Secretary, Client Secu-
rity Trust Fund of Bar of Maryland. Fellow, Maryland
Bar Foundation. Married; 5 children.

CHARLOTTE M. COOKSEY. District Court, District
1, 1983—. Born in Baltimore, October 30, 1947. At-
tended Louise S. McGhee School; Newcomb College of
Tulane University, B.A., 1968; Loyola University School
of Law, J.D., 1971; University of Cambridge, Institute of
Juvenile Justice, 1980; National College of Juvenile and
Family Court Judges, 1980. Admitted to the Maryland
Bar, 1976. Member, American, Maryland State, Louisi-
ana, District of Columbia, Baltimore City, and Women's
Bar Associations. VISTA attorney, New Orleans Legal
Assistance Corporation, 1971-1972; staff attorney, Legal
Aid Bureau, Inc., 1972-1974; trial attorney, U.S. Depart-
ment of Justice, Civil Rights Division, 1974-1975; man-
aging attorney. Child Advocacy Project, Legal Aid
Bureau, Inc., 1975-1979; Master in Chancery, Circuit
Court for Baltimore City, Division of Juvenile Causes,
1979-1983. Member, Judicial Ethics Committee; Juvenile
Justice Advisory Committee to the Maryland Criminal
Justice Coordinating Council; Baltimore City Bar Asso-
ciation Juvenile Law Committee; National Association of
Women Judges.

THOMAS J. CURLEY, JR. District Court, District 7,
1964—; Administrative Judge. Born in Medford, Massa-
chusetts, December 12, 1922. Graduated Medford High
School, Medford, Massachusetts, 1940; Randies Naval
Preparatory School, Washington, D.C., 1941; U.S. Naval
Academy, B.S., 1944; University of Maryland, J.D.,
1949. Served in the U.S. Navy. Five children.

LOUIS J. DiTRANI. District Court, District 5, 1978—.
Born in New York. Brooklyn College, B.A.; Emory
University, LL.B., J.D. Admitted to the Bar, 1960.
National Judicial College, 1980. Served in Air Force.
Member, Prince George's County, District of Columbia,
and Georgia Bar Associations; Phi Alpha Delta Law
Fraternity. Trustee, Prince George's Community Col-
lege, 1969-1970; Instructor, University of Maryland
(Para-Legal Studies); Commissioner, Maryland-National
Capital Park and Planning Commission, 1970-1973;
Chairman, Property Tax Assessment Appeal Board for
Prince George's County, 1973-1978. Member, District
Court Commissioner Education Committee, 1981—.
Member, Prince George's County Alcohol and Highway
Safety Committee, 1983—. Married; 3 children.

WILLIAM T. EVANS. District Court, District 8,
1972—. Born in Newton Palls, Ohio, February 14, 1925.
Attended Sparrows Point High School; University of
Baltimore, A.A., 1949; J.D., 1952. Admitted to the
Maryland Bar, 1952. Served in the U.S. Air Force.
Member, American, Maryland State, and Baltimore
County Bar Associations. Magistrate, Baltimore County;
Baltimore County Planning Board. Maryland House of

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Delegates, 1967-1972. Member, Masons. Married; 3

IRVING H. FISHER. District Court, District 5,
1976—. Born in Baltimore, February 9, 1920. Attended
Baltimore City College; University of Maryland; Mt.
Vernon School of Law, LL.B., 1956; University of
Baltimore, J.D. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1956.
Retired U.S. Air Force, Lt. Colonel, Judge Advocate
General's Department, 1963; received three commenda-
tion medals. Member, Maryland State and Prince
George's County Bar Associations. Author of Air Force
manual on the Federal Tort Claims Act and on the
Hospital Recovery Law. Married; 3 children.

DANIEL FRIEDMAN. District Court, District 1,
1971—. Born in Baltimore City, December 4, 1915.
Attended City College High School; University of
Baltimore, LL.B., J.D., 1937. Admitted to the Maryland
Bar, 1937. Served in the U.S. Navy. Member, American,
Maryland State, and Baltimore City Bar Associations;
American Judicature Society. Assistant city solicitor,
Baltimore City, 1947-1954; associate judge. Orphans'
Court of Baltimore City, 1954-1958; chief judge, Or-
phans' Court of Baltimore City, 1959-1971. Outstanding
Citizen in Maryland Award, Morris I. Feld Lodge B'nai
B'rith; Metropolitan Achievement Award, Metropolitan
Civic Association; Outstanding Jewish War Veteran in
Maryland, Department of Maryland, Jewish War Veter-
ans; Outstanding Citizen Award, Sports Boosters; Alum-
nus of the Year, University of Baltimore, 1969; Man of
the Year, Golden Eagle Square and Compass Club, 1972.
Member, AF & AM; 33 Degree Mason. Married; 2

SOL J. FRIEDMAN. District Court, District 1, 1973—.
Born in Baltimore, March 20, 1919. Attended Baltimore
public schools; University of Baltimore, LL.B., 1945;
J.D. Member of the Maryland Bar. Former Unit Chief,
Enforcement Section, OPA. Member, American and
Baltimore City Bar Associations. Member, Maryland
House of Delegates, 1955-1973; chairman, Labor Com-
mittee, 1963-1967; member, Committee on Legislative
Review, 1965 Session; chairman, Motor Vehicle Commit-
tee, 1967 Session; member, House Judiciary Committee.
Member, Governor's Study Group on Vocational Reha-
bilitation; Governor's Commission to Study Workmen's
Compensation Laws; Intergovemmetal Cooperation
Committee; Governor's Task Force to Develop a System
of Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspection; Governor's Com-
mission to Study Driver Education. Member, American
Jewish Congress, B'nai B'rith; Citizens Planning and
Housing Association; Mt. Washington Improvement As-
sociation; Mason; founder and Board member, Bonnie
View Country Club; Green Spring Valley Synagogue.
Married; 2 children.

JOHN H. GARMER. District Court, District 8, 1980—;
Administrative Judge. Born in Baltimore, June 23, 1934.
Attended College of the Holy Cross, B.S., 1956; Universi-
ty of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1964. Admitted to
the Maryland Bar, 1965. Served in the U.S. Air Force,
1st Lieutenant, 1956-1959. Member, Baltimore County
Bar Association. Assistant State's attorney for Baltimore
County, 1970-1980. Member, Optimist Club of Towson-


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