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Law School, LL.B.. 1955, M.A., 1957. Admitted to the
Maryland bar, 1959. Served in the U.S. Army,
1944-1947, achieving rank of 1st Lieutenant. Member,
American and Monumental City Bar Associations; Judi-
cial Council, National Bar Association; World Associa-
tion of Judges. Honorary law degree, Morgan State
College, 1972; first black in U.S. to be admitted to Phi
Alpha Delta National Legal Fraternity; Kappa Alpha Psi
Achievement Award, 1973; Man of the Year Award,
National Association of Negro Business and Professional
Women's Clubs, 1979; Baltimore City Council resolution
in recognition of accomplishments, 1979; The Lawyers'
Wives Award, 1980. Assistant State's attorney for
Baltimore City, 1964-1968 (Chief of the Trial Section,
1966-1967); assistant city solicitor for Baltimore City,
1968; associate judge. Supreme Bench of Baltimore City,
1968-1979. Author of "Administration of Rape Cases in
the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland" (1968);
"Why We Organize," Journal of Public Law (1971);
"Employment Practices in the Administration of Justice
Under the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City," (1975);
"Racial Discrimination in Sentencing," Judicature
(1975). Married; 1 son. Office telephone: 962-7724.

JAMES R. MILLER, JR. U.S. District Court, 1971.
Born in Sandy Spring, June 15, 1931. Attended Wesleyan
University, B.A., 1953; Georgetown University Law
Center, LL.B., 1955. Admitted to the Maryland bar,
1956. Member, American, Maryland State, and Mont-
gomery County Bar Associations; American Judicature
Society; Maritime Law Association of the U.S. Member,
Maryland House of Delegates, 1963-1967 (chairman,
Montgomery County Delegation, 1963-1967. Member,
Legislative Council, 1963-1966). Member, Governor's
Commission on Reorganization of the Government of the
State of Maryland, 1968-1969. Served on Judicial Con-
ference Committee to Consider Standards for Admission
to Practice in Federal Courts, 1976-1979; Judicial Con-
ference Special Committee for Implementation of the
Recommendations of the Judicial Conference Commit-
tee, 1979; Judicial Conference Committee on Opera-
tion of the Jury System, 1983. Married; 4 children.
Office telephone: 962-2244.

HERBERT F. MURRAY. U.S. District Court, 1971.
Born in Waltham, Massachusetts, December 29, 1923.
Attended Yale, B.A., 1947; Harvard Law School; Uni-
versity of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1951. Admit-
ted to the Maryland bar, 1951. Served as an Air Force
navigator, 1943-1945, with rank of captain at discharge;
received Mediterranean Theater ribbon with four stars,
Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, and Distinguished
Flying Cross. Member, American, Maryland State, and
Baltimore City Bar Associations; honorary member of
Federal Bar Association; permanent member, 4th Circuit
Judicial Conference; member, Wednesday Law Club.
Law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge W. Calvin
Chesnut, 1951-1952; assistant U.S. attorney for Mary-
land, 1954-1956. Member, Baltimore Museum of Art;
Walters Art Gallery; Maryland Historical Society; Yale
and University of Maryland Alumni Associations. Mar-
ried; 1 child. Office telephone: 962-2505.

EDWARD S. NORTHROP. U.S. District Court, Senior
Judge. Appointed in 1961; chief judge 1970-1981. Born

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in Chevy Chase, June 12, 1911. Attended George Wash-
ington University, LL.B., 1937. In private practice in
Chevy Chase until 1941. Served in U.S. Navy,
1941-1945; served in all theatres, achieving rank of
commander; decorated by both Army and Navy. Later
associated with law firm of Lambert, Hart, and Nor-
throp. Member, Maryland Senate, 1955-1961; first
Chairman of Committee on Taxation and Fiscal Affairs;
achieved position of majority leader and chairman of the
Finance Committee. Organizer of Council of Govern-
ments in the Metropolitan Area of Washington, D.C.,
and instrumental in establishing area-wide mass transit
commission. Member, Committee on Administration of
the Probation System, Judicial Conference of the United
States; U.S. District Court Metropolitan Chief Judges'
Conference (former member of Steering Committee);
Advisory Corrections Council of the U.S., 1977;
Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 1979; State-
Federal Judicial Council of Maryland (chairman,
1973-1974). Senior Judge and Chief Judge emeritus June
1981. Awards: 1975 George Washington University Law
School Distinguished Service Award; 1981 State of
Maryland Distinguished Citizen Award, Federal Bar
Service Award; 1982 American Judicature Society Spe-
cial Merit Citation "in recognition of his outstanding
service for the improvement of the administration of
justice"; Maryland State Bar Distinguished Service
Award; Mayor and City Council of Baltimore; Senate of
Maryland. Office telephone: 962-4674.

NORMAN P. RAMSEY. U.S. District Court, 1980.
Born in Fairchance, Pennsylvania, September 1, 1922.
Attended Loyola College; University of Maryland School
of Law; Marine Officer Training Program, Colgate
University. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1943-1945.
Admitted to Maryland bar, 1946. Member, Order of the
Coif; American Bar Association (State delegate,
1960-1975); Maryland State Bar Association (Board of
Governors, 1963-1975; president, 1973-1974); Baltimore
City Bar Association (former member of Executive
Committee); Federal Bar Association; American Bar
Foundation. Member, American College of Trial Law-
yers; International Society of Barristers; American Bar
Association Standing Committee on the Federal Judicia-
ry, 1968-1974. Past president, Library Company of the
Baltimore Bar; president. Legal Aid Bureau of Baltimore,
1959-1962. Law clerk to the Honorable W. Calvin
Chesnut, 1947-1948; assistant U.S. attorney for Mary-
land, 1948-1950; associate in firm of Semmes, Bowen &
Semmes, 1950-1954, partner, 1957-1980; assistant attor-
ney general of Maryland, 1955; deputy attorney general
of Maryland, 1955-1957. Lecturer, University of Mary-
land School of Law, 1950-1971. President, Civil Service
Commission, 1963-1970; member, Board of Ethics of
Baltimore City, 1963-1970, 1974-1980; member. May-
or's Commission on Charter Revision, 1963; president,
Board of School Commissioners of Baltimore City, 1975;
president, Board of Fire Commissioners of Baltimore
City, 1980; Board of Trustees, Public Defender System,
1976-1980. Member, Center Club; Lawyers Round Ta-
ble; Wranglers; Rule Day Club; Wednesday Law Club;
St. Andrews Society; Wig and Pen Club. Married
Margaret Q. Ramsey (deceased Feb. 5, 1979), Tucky
Patz Ramsey, July 10, 1982; 4 daughters. Office tele-
phone: 962-2722.

 



 
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