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Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1950, and District of
Columbia Bar, 1950. Served in the U.S. Navy,
1942-1945. Member, Maryland State, Prince George's
County, and District of Columbia Bar Associations.
Prince George's County Master for Domestic Relations,
1974-1977. Order of the Coif; Prince George's County
Chamber of Commerce Award of Excellence (1973) and
Award for Outstanding Service (1974). Married; 3 chil-

ROBERT D. HORSEY. District Court, District 2,
1976—. Born in Marion, August 19, 1933. Attended
Crisfield High School; University of North Carolina;
University of Baltimore, A.A., 1959; LL.B., 1961. Ad-
mitted to the Maryland Bar, 1961. Served in the U.S.
Army. State's attorney, Somerset County, for ten years.
Married; 3 children.

MABEL HOUZE HUBBARD. District Court, District
1, 1981—. Attended Mt. Clemens High School, Mt.
Clemens, Michigan; University of Michigan, B.A., 1958;
University of Pittsburgh, 1962; University of Pennsylva-
nia, 1969; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.,
1975; University of Nevada, National College of Juvenile
Justice, 1979, and National Judicial College, 1982. Ad-
mitted to the Maryland Bar, 1977. Former English
teacher and vice-principal; research assistant for Hon.
Robert Sweeney, Chief Judge of the District Court of
Maryland, 1974; law clerk to Benjamin L. Brown, City
Solicitor of Baltimore City, 1976-1977; assistant city
solicitor, Baltimore, 1977-1978. Master in Chancery for
the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1978-1981. Mem-
ber, Maryland State, Baltimore City, and Monumental
City Bar Associations. Married; 2 children.

NEAL M. JANEY. District Court, District 1, 1980—.
Bom in Baltimore, May 10, 1948. Attended Baltimore
City public schools; Baltimore City College; Morgan
State College, B.A., 1971; Harvard Law School, J.D.,
1974. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1974. Member,
local, state, and national bar associations. Assistant
United States attorney, Baltimore City, 1976-1980; assis-
tant state prosecutor, Baltimore City, 1978-1979; law
clerk, Honorable Alexander Harvey II, U.S. District
Court, Baltimore, 1974-1975. Married; 2 children.

CHRISTIAN M. KAHL. District Court, District 8,
198-1—. Born in Baltimore, December 21, 1935. Graduat-
ed from Johns Hopkins University, A.B., 1958; Mt.
Vernon School of Law, LL.B., 1963. Admitted to the
Maryland Bar, 1963; U.S. Supreme Court, 1968. Mem-
ber, Maryland State and Baltimore County Bar Associa-
tions; council member. Family and Juvenile Law Section,
Maryland State Bar Association, 1972-1978. Assistant
County Solicitor, Baltimore County, 1965-1968; Master
in Juvenile Causes, Baltimore County Circuit Court,
1969-1984. Member, Governor's Commission on Juve-
nile Justice, 1975-1976.

JAMES KARDASH. District Court, District 8, 1971—.
Born in Baltimore, December 27, 1929. Attended
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute; University of Baltimore,
A.A.; University of Baltimore Law School, LL.B. Admit-
ted to the Maryland Bar, 1963. Served in the U.S. Army
Ordnance Corps, 2nd Lieutenant. Judge, Appeal Tax

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Court, Baltimore County, 1964-1966. Member, Mary-
land House of Delegates, 1967-1971; chairman. Banking
Subcommittee, 1969-1970; chairman, Environmental
Matters Committee, 1971. Married; 5 children.

MARTIN A. KIRCHER. District Court, District 1,
1973—. Born in Baltimore, June 25, 1930. Attended
Baltimore City College; University of Baltimore, A.A.,
1956; University of Baltimore Law School, J.D., 1958.
Attended National College of the Judiciary in 1975 and
served as faculty advisor in 1978. Admitted to the
Maryland Bar, 1958. Served in the U.S. Air Force.
Member, Maryland House of Delegates, 1963-1973;
chairman, House Judiciary Committee, 1969-1973;
Maryland Legislative Council, 1969-1973. Married; 3

STANLEY KLAVAN. District Court, District 6,
1975—. Born in Baltimore, June 20, 1925. Attended
Central High School, Washington, D.C.; George Wash-
ington University, A.A., 1948, LL.B., 1950. Admitted to
the District of Columbia Bar, 1951. Admitted to the
Maryland Bar, 1957. Served in the U.S. Navy. Member,
American, Maryland State, District of Columbia, and
Montgomery County Bar Associations; American Judi-
cature Society; American Judges Association; Associa-
tion of Trial Lawyers of America. Married; 1 child.

LARRY D. LAMSON. District Court, District 4,
1979—. Born in Denver, Colorado, May 7, 1948. At-
tended Damascus High School; Frostburg State College,
1969-1971; University of Nebraska, J.D., 1971. Admit-
ted to the Maryland Bar, 1972. Served in the Nebraska
Army National Guard. Member, American, Nebraska,
District of Columbia, and Maryland State Bar Associa-
tions; American Judicature Society; American Trial
Lawyers' Association. Deputy state's attorney for Calvert
County, 1972-1974; state's attorney for Calvert County,
1979. Married; 2 children.

BESS B. LAVINE. District Court, District 5, 1978—.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 29, 1927.
Attended Washington, D.C., primary and secondary
schools; George Washington University, B.A., 1949;
University of Baltimore, LL.B., J.D., 1959. Admitted to
the Maryland Bar, 1959. Past President, Prince George's
Women's Bar Association. Member, Maryland State Bar
Association (Judicial Administration and Public Aware-
ness Sections); Prince George's County Domestic Vio-
lence Task Force; District Court, Commissioner's Educa-
tion Committee, 1981-1983. Who's Who of American
Women. Chief Judge, Orphans' Court of Prince George's
County, 1954-1962; Master for Juvenile Causes,
1970-1977; Family Court Master, 1977-1978. Married; 3
children, 5 grandchildren.

ALAN B. LIPSON. District Court, District 1, 1981—.
Born in Providence, R.I., October 10, 1930. University of
New Hampshire, B.A., 1952; University of Maryland
School of Law, LL.B., 1962. Admitted to the Maryland
Bar, 1962. Served in the U.S. Air Force, 1952-1954, plus
several short tours in subsequent years; achieved rank of
Captain. Member, American, Maryland State, and
Baltimore City Bar Associations; active in several com-
mittees of City and State Bar Associations. Associated


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