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bia Bar Associations. Member, Heuisler Honor Society;
listed in American Hellenic Who's Who in Business and
the Professions. Assistant State's Attorney for Baltimore
City, 1976-1983; Contract Assistant Public Defender for
Baltimore City, 1983-1984. Married; 3 children.

JOHN CHARLES TRACEY. District Court, District 6,
1970—. Born in Silver Spring, February 27, 1932.
Attended the United States Capitol Page School,
1942-1950; University of Maryland, B.A., 1957; Univer-
sity of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1958, J.D., 1969.
Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1958. Served in the U.S.
Marine Corps during Korean War. Member, Maryland
State and Montgomery County Bar Associations; Ameri-
can Judicature Society; National Council of Juvenile
Court Judges; Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity; former
member. Executive Committee, Bar Association of
Montgomery County. Master for Juvenile Causes, Mont-
gomery County, 1966-1967. Judge, People's Court for
Montgomery County, 1970. Member, Hiram Lodge
#10; Mithras Lodge of Perfection, A.A.S.R.; Almas
Temple Shrine; rounder, Montgomery County Boys and
Girls Home; founder. Drug Action Coalition of Mont-
gomery County; life member. Order of Demolay; former
director, Silver Spring YMCA; former director, Boy
Scouts of America; former director, Community Psychi-
atric Clinic. Lecturer on the Juvenile Justice System;
former chairman. Section Council, Juvenile and Family
Law Committee, Maryland State Bar Association. Mem-
ber, Ager Road United Methodist Church. Married G.
Ethelynde Taylor of Princess Anne, Md.; 5 children, 2

JACK R. TURNEY. District Court, District 12, 1982—.
Born in Accident, June 2, 1932. Graduated from Western
Maryland College, 1956; George Washington University
School of Law, 1959. Admitted to the Maryland Bar,
1959. Served in the U.S. Air Force, 1949-1952. Member,
American and Maryland State Bar Associations; Mary-
land Trial Lawyers Associations. Listed in Who's Who in
Colleges and Universities; president, senior class, Western
Maryland College; fraternity president, Western Mary-
land College. Attorney for Garrett County, 1966-1982.
Four children.

JAMES N. VAUGHAN. District Court, District 10,
1982—. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, December 29,
1934. Attended University of Baltimore, A.A., 1954; Mt.
Vernon Law School, LL.B., 1960. Admitted to the
Maryland Bar, 1960. Served in the U.S. Army, 1957;
Maryland National Guard, 1957-1963. Member, Ameri-
can, Maryland State, and Howard County Bar Associa-
tions. Democratic State Central Committee, Howard
County, 1970-1974; deputy state's attorney, Howard
County, 1966; assistant county solicitor, Howard Coun-
ty, 1967-1973; examiner for Howard County Circuit
Court, 1967-1970. Married; 1 child.

CORNELIUS J. VAUGHEY. District Court, District 6,
1984—. Born in Far Rockaway, New York, August 16,
1938. Graduated from Villanova University, B.S. in
Economics, 1961; University of Maryland School of Law,
LL.B., 1965. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1968.
Member, Montgomery County Bar Association. Law
clerk for Hon. Walter H. Moorman, Circuit Court for

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Montgomery County, 1968-1969. Member, Board of
Appeals, City of Rockville, 1973-1976 (chairman, 1974);
Domestic Relations Master, Circuit Court for Montgom-
ery County, 1980-1984. Married; 2 children.

BLANCHE G. WAHL. District Court, District 1,
1977—. Born on Staten Island, New York, September 19,
1917. Attended New York public schools; Brooklyn
College of the City University of New York; Brooklyn
Law School of St. Lawrence University, LL.B., 1938.
Admitted to the New York Bar, 1939; Maryland Bar,
1952. Member, Maryland State and Baltimore City Bar
Associations. Assistant city solicitor and chief city solici-
tor, Baltimore City Solicitor's Office, 1957-1977. Mar-
ried; 3 children.

PAUL H. WEINSTEIN. District Court, District 6,
1983—. Born in Washington, D.C., April 20, 1933.
Washington and Lee University, B.S., 1955; George
Washington University School of Law, LL.B., 1959.
Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1965. Member, Mary-
land State, District of Columbia, and Montgomery
County Bar Associations. Chairperson, Unauthorized
Practice of Law Committee of the Maryland Bar,
1975-1977; Judicial Selections Committee, 1979-1980.
Member, Big Brothers Club of Georgetown; Bethesda
Boys' Club. Married; 3 children.

JAMES J. WELSH. District Court, District 1, 1974—.
Born in Baltimore City, January 20, 1927. Attended
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute; University of Baltimore,
A.A., 1957; University of Baltimore Law School, LL.B.,
1959. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1960. Served in the
U.S. Army. Maryland House of Delegates, 1950-1954;
City Council of Baltimore, 1955-1959. Former chief
assistant state's attorney, Baltimore City. Married; 2

KENNETH A. WILCOX. District Court, District 3,
1973—; Administrative Judge. Juvenile Court Judge,
Cecil County. Born in Eden, New York, August 16,
1927. Attended New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland
public schools; University of Maryland, B.S., 1950;
University of Baltimore, J.D., 1962. Admitted to the
Maryland Bar, 1962. Served in the U.S. Navy. Member,
Maryland State Bar Association; Cecil County Bar and
Law Library Association; Susquehana Law Club. Trial
Magistrate, 1967; Mayor, Town of Elkton, 1967-1971;
Assistant State's Attorney for Cecil County, 1971-1973;
Court Auditor for the Circuit Court of Cecil County;
Substitute Chairman, Property Review Board for Cecil
County; chairman. Executive Committee, Judicial Con-
ference, 1982-1983. Former member, Elkton Kiwanis
Club; Elkton Optomist Club; District chairman, Boy
Scouts of America; Board of Directors, Upper Chesa-
peake Water Shed Association; past director, Cecil
County YMCA; past member. Executive Steering Com-
mittee, Big Elk Creek Water Shed Committee; past
director, Executive Council, Maryland Municipal
League; past president, Sons of the American Revolution;
Cecil County Historical Society; active in other charita-
ble organizations. Married; 3 daughters.

GERARD WM. WITTSTADT. District Court, District
8, 1976—. Born in Baltimore, March 25, 1932. Attended


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