Mt. St. Joseph's High School; University of Maryland,
A.B., 1954; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.,
1957. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1957. Served in the
U.S. Marine Corps. Member, American, Maryland State,
and Baltimore County Bar Associations. University of
Maryland Law Review. Former assistant attorney general
of Maryland and assistant public defender of Maryland.
Married; 5 children.
SYLVANIA W. WOODS. District Court, District 5,
1976—. Born in Fort Gaines, Georgia, August 4, 1927.
Attended public schools in Fort Gaines; Morris Brown
College, Atlanta, B.A., 1949; Atlanta University; Ameri-
can University, J.D., 1960. Admitted to the Maryland
Bar, 1969. Served in the U.S. Navy. Member, Washing-
ton, District of Columbia, and Prince George's County
Bar Associations. Vice-chairman, Prince George's Coun-
ty Democratic Party and regional vice-chairman of the
Maryland State Democratic Party, 1974-1976; judge
advocate of the American Legion, Department of Mary-
land, 1975. Married; 2 children.
CHARLES W. WOODWARD, JR. District Court,
District 6, 1974—. Born in Poolesville, February 28,
1919. Attended Montgomery County public schools;
University of Maryland, A.B., 1941; University of Mary-
land School of Law, LL.B., 1948. Served in the U.S.
Army. Member, Maryland State and Montgomery Coun-
ty Bar Associations. Former trustee, Clients' Security
Trust Fund of the Bar of Maryland. Member, Maryland
House of Delegates, 1955-1963. Former member. Gover-
nor's Commission to Revise the Annotated Code of
Maryland; Governor's Judicial Salary and Pension Re-
APPOINTMENTS TO DISTRICT
C. CLARKE RALEY, District 4. Sworn in February 4,
1983, to replace William 0. E. Sterling, who retired
December 1, 1982.
SOL J. FRIEDMAN, District 1. Reappointed April 24,
JOHN C. TRACEY, District 6. Reappointed May 1,
KENNETH A. WILCOX, District 3. Reappointed June
THOMAS C. GROTON III, District 2. Sworn in July 6,
1983, to replace Theodore R. Eschenburg, who was
elevated to Circuit Court, April 8, 1983.
MARTIN A. KIRCHER, District 1. Reappointed July
CHARLOTTE M. COOKSEY, District 1. Sworn in
August 15, 1983, to replace Edward J. Angeletti, who
was elevated to Circuit Court, June 3, 1983.
MARTHA WYATT. District Court, District 7, 1984.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 21, 1939. At-
tended Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Public Schools; St.
John's College, Annapolis, Maryland, B.A., 1961; The
Graduate Institute of St. John's College, Sante Fe, New
Mexico, 1968; University of Maryland School of Law,
J.D., 1976. Law Review. Admitted to the Maryland Bar,
1977. Member, American, Maryland State, Anne Arun-
del County, District of Columbia, and the Maryland
Women's Bar Associations. Chairperson, Maryland
Commission for Women, 1981-1984. Member, Women's
Law Center, 1978-1984; Attorney Grievance Commis-
sion Inquiry Committee, 1983-1984. Intern, Office of the
Attorney General, Counsel for the General Assembly,
1977; partner, Legum, Cochran, Chartrand and Wyatt,
1977-1982; Blumenthal, Delavan, Oflfutt and Moodis-
paw, 1982-1984. Author, "The Rape System: Old Roles
and New Times," Catholic University Law Review;
'Maryland's Proposed Maximum Security Facilities for
Juveniles: Builder Beware," Maryland Law Forum. Con-
tributing author, "Follow-up Observations of Adolescent
Rape Victims," Clinical Pediatrics. Married; 3 children.
WILLIAM B. YATES II. District Court, District 2,
1975—. Administrative Judge. Born in Cambridge, Janu-
ary 27, 1916. Attended Cambridge High School; Univer-
sity of Maryland; University of Baltimore, J.D. Admitted
to the Maryland Bar, 1961. Served in the U.S. Army;
Purple Heart, Bronze Star. Past member, Maryland State
Bar Association; past member, American Bar Associa-
tion; past president, Dorchester County Bar Association.
Judge, Orphans' Court, Dorchester County, 1958-1961;
state's attorney, Dorchester County, 1967-1975. Mem-
ber, VFW; American Legion; Rotary Club; Cambridge
Yacht Club; Cambridge Country Club. Married; 2 chil-
dren, 5 grandchildren.
PAUL A. SMITH, District 1. Sworn in August 15, 1983,
to replace Arrie W. Davis, who was elevated to Circuit
Court, June 3, 1983.
EDWIN COLLIER, District 6. Sworn in August 19,
1983, to new judgeship.
PAUL H. WEINSTEIN, District 6. Sworn in August 19,
1983, to replace L. Leonard Ruben, who was elevated to
Circuit Court, July 15, 1983.
H. GARY BASS, District 1. Sworn in August 23, 1983,
to replace Harold Lewis, who retired August 2, 1983.
KEITH E. MATHEWS, District 1. Sworn in December
12, 1983, to replace I. Sewell Lamdin, who retired
August 31, 1983.
WILLIAM H. ADKINS III, District 3. Sworn in
January 30, 1984, to replace John C. North II, who was
elevated to Circuit Court, November 16, 1983.
MARTHA WYATT, District 7. Sworn in June 25, 1984,
to replace Arthur A. Anderson, Jr., who retired June 14,