Law School, J.D., 1970. Admitted to the Maryland Bar,
1970. Law clerk to the Honorable James R. Miller, U.S.
District Court, 1970-1971; assistant state's attorney,
Baltimore City, 1971-1973; assistant county solicitor,
Howard County, 1973-1974; chief counsel, Maryland
Senate Constitutional and Public Law Committee,
1975-1976. Member, Criminal Law and Litigation Sec-
tion Council, Maryland Bar Association. Recipient,
Governor's Citation for Outstanding Service to Mary-
land, 1979; Howard County Woman of the Year, 1979;
Merit Finalist, White House Fellowship, 1976. Bar
Examiner for State of Maryland, 1977-1980; member,
Governor's Commission on Racing Reform, 1979-1980;
Howard County Commission on Fine Arts, 1976-1978.
Board of directors: Howard County YMCA; Howard
County Rape Crisis Center; Talbot County Humane
Society; Howard County Council on Alcoholism; Univer-
sity of Maryland Law School Alumni Association;
Howard County United Fund. Unmarried.
D. WILLIAM SIMPSON. District Court, District 2,
1978. Born in Camden, New Jersey, August 27, 1937.
Attended Pennsgrove, New Jersey, public schools; Uni-
versity of Delaware, B.A., 1959; University of Maryland
School of Law, J.D., 1963. Admitted to the Maryland
Bar, 1963. Member, American, Maryland State, and
Wicomico County Bar Associations. Master of Juvenile
Causes, Wicomico County, 1976-1978. Member, Opti-
mist Club of Maryland; Elks Club; Advisory Council and
Boys Club Council, Salvation Army. Married; 2 children.
HARRY T. SISK, JR. District Court, District 3,
1981. Born in Washington, D.C., August 29, 1926.
Attended Vets High School Center, Washington, D.C.;
University of Maryland, B.S., 1952; George Washington
University School of Law, J.D., 1956. Admitted to the
Maryland Bar, 1962. Served in the U.S. Navy,
1943-1946. Member, Maryland State and Kent County
Bar Associations. Married; 2 children.
DONALD M. SMITH. District Court, District 10,
1971. Born in York, Pennsyvlania, May 21, 1931.
Attended public schools in Taneytown, Carroll County;
Western Maryland College, A.B., 1952; George Wash-
ington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1957.
Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1957. Served in the U.S.
Army. Member, American Legion; Taneytown Rod and
Gun Club; Taneytown Chamber of Commerce. Lutheran
Church member. Married; 2 children.
PAUL A. SMITH. District Court, District 1, 1983.
Born in Baltimore, January 14, 1936. Attended Dunbar
Senior High School; Morgan State University, B.A.,
1963; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1967;
University of Nevada, National College of Juvenile
Justice, 1974. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1967.
Assistant Interim Public Defender, Legal Aid Bureau,
Inc., 1970-1971; Master in Chancery, Circuit Court for
Baltimore City, 1971-1983. Member, National, Mary-
land State, and Monumental City Bar Associations.
Member, Mayor's Task Force on Child Abuse and
Neglect. Member, Baltimore Alumni Senate Delta Theta
Phi Law Fraternity; Masons; Elks. Married; 4 children.
PAUL J. STAKEM. District Court, District 12, 1981
Administrative Judge. Born in Cumberland, October 10,
1939. Attended La Salle High School, Cumberland; St.
Vincent College, B.A., 1961; University of Maryland
School of Law, LL.B., 1964. Admitted to the Maryland
Bar, 1964. Member, Maryland State and Allegany Coun-
ty Bar Associations; Order of the Coif, University of
Maryland, 1964. Deputy state's attorney for Allegany
County, 1967-1971; district public defender, Allegany
and Garrett counties, 1972-1981. Chairman, District
Advisory Board, Public Defender, District 12, 1982.
Member, Knights of Columbus; Order of the Alhambra;
Elks. Former instructor in Law Enforcement and Crimi-
nal Justice, Allegany Community College. Married; 1
MARY ANN STEPLER. District Court, District 11,
1980; Administrative Judge. Born in York, Pennsylva-
nia, November 7, 1942. Attended American University,
B.A., 1967; University of Baltimore Law School, LL.D.,
cum laude, 1974. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1974.
Member, American, Maryland State, and Frederick
County Bar Associations; Maryland Trial Lawyers Asso-
ciation; American Trial Lawyers Association. Member,
Heuisler Honor Society, University of Baltimore Law
School. Assistant State's attorney for Frederick County,
1975-1980. Partner in law firm of Stepler and Stepler.
Married; 2 children.
JAMES F. STRINE. District Court, District 11, 1982.
Born in Frederick, September 12, 1926. Attended Ha-
gerstown High School; Norwich University; University
of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., J.D., 1950. Admitted
to the Maryland Bar, 1950. Served in the U.S. Navy Air
Force. Member, American, Maryland State, and Wash-
ington County Bar Associations. Past president, Mary-
land Association of County Attorneys; State's Attorneys
Association. Magistrate for Washington County, 4 years;
state's attorney for Washington County, 4 years; county
attorney for Washington County, 8 years; town attorney
for Funkstown, 12 years. Past president and life member,
Hagerstown Jaycees; past president and life member,
A.F. of M.; past presiding justice, Hagerstown Elks; past
judge advocate, American Legion Post 42; president,
Washington County Bar Association. Married; 2 chil-
GEORGE M. TAYLOR. District Court, District 7,
1964. Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, September
26, 1920. Attended various schools in Pennsylvania and
Binghamton North High School, Binghamton, New
York; University of Baltimore, A.A., 1951, LL.B., 1953.
Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1954. Served in the U.S.
Army. Member, North American Judges Association.
Member, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Assistant attorney, Anne Arundel County Sanitary Com-
mission, 1961-1964. Married; 3 children, 10 grandchil-
JOHN C. THEMELIS. District Court, District 1,
1984. Born in Baltimore, September 23, 1947. Gradu-
ated from the University of Maryland, B.S., 1970;
University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., cum laude,
1975. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1975. Member,
Maryland State, Baltimore City, and District of Colum-