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DeLAWRENCE BEARD. 6th Judicial Circuit, 1984-.
Bom in Okalona, Arkansas, December 26, 1937. Sum-
ner High School, St. Louis, Missouri; University of Mis-
souri, B.A., 1964; University of Baltimore School of
Law, J.D., 1970; Georgetown Law Center, L.L.M.,
1977. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1974. Served in U.S.
Navy, 1957-59. Member, National and Montgomery
County Bar Associations; J. Franklyn Bourne Law
Club; National Association of Criminal Defense Law-
yers. Senior assistant state's attorney for Montgomery
County, 1974-75 (District Court), 1975-79 (Circuit
Court); district public defender for Montgomery Coun-
ty, 1979-82. Member, Montgomery County Criminal
Justice Commission, 1979-82. Judge, District 6, District
Court, 1982-84. Chairman, District Advisory Board for
Public Defender System, Montgomery County, 1984-.
Member, Maryland Coordinating Committee for Martin
Luther King, Jr. Holiday, 1984-. Member, Board of Di-
rectors, Children's Hospital National Medical Center,
1973-81; Board of Directors, Suburban Maryland Fair
Housing, 1973-75; NAACP (life member); Country
Place Citizens Association Covenants Committee (vice-
chairman, 1977; chairman, 1978; board of directors,
1981-84); Board of Regents, Morgan State University,
1981-82. Assistant professorial lecturer, George Wash-
ington University College of General Studies, Graduate
School of Forensic Science, 1978-; guest lecturer, Street
Law Program, Montgomery County Detention Center,
1979-. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc., IUL
Chapter. Outstanding Citizen of the Year, 1982, Omega
Psi Phi Fraternity, Mu Nu Chapter; Montgomery Coun-
ty NAACP Award, 1984. Married.

ALBERT T. BLACKWELL, JR. 7th Judicial Circuit,
1975-. Born in Levels, West Virginia, June 27, 1925.
Glen Bumie High School; St. Vincent College; Universi-
ty of Maryland, A.B., 1948; George Washington Univer-
sity, LL.B., 1950. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1951.
Served in U.S. Air Force. Fellow, Maryland Bar Associ-
ation; director, Maryland Bar Foundation; member,
Maryland State and Prince George's County Bar As-
sociations. Member, Advisory Board, University of Bal-
timore Law School. Married; 5 children.

ELSBETH LEVY BOTHE. 8th Judicial Circuit, 1978-.
Bom in Baltimore, October 17, 1927. Park School; Uni-
versity of Chicago, A.B., 1947; University of Zurich;
University of Maryland, LL.B., 1952. Admitted to
Maryland Bar, 1952. Member, American, Maryland
State, Baltimore City and Women's Bar Associations.
Elected to American Law Institute, 1976. Member, Con-
stitutional Convention Commission, 1965-67; delegate,
Constitutional Convention, 1967; member, Board of Pa-
tuxent Institution, 1965-72; assistant public defender,
1972-78. President, American Civil Liberties Union of
Maryland and member, ACLU National Board (re-
signed 1978); vice-president, Citizens Planning and
Housing Association (resigned 1978). Married.

PERRY GRAY BOWEN, JR. 7th Judicial Circuit,
1964-. Bom in Baltimore City, November 27, 1927. Cal-
vert County High School; University of Maryland, A.B.,
1948; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.,
1950. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1950. Served in U.S.

Circuit Court Biographies/491

Army. Member, American, Maryland State and Calvert
County Bar Associations; fellow, Maryland Bar Founda-
tion. Married; 4 children.

GEORGE W. BOWLING. 7th Judicial Circuit, 1978-;
Administrative Judge for Charles County. Born in
Charles County, November 6, 1925. Attended Charles
County public schools; University of Maryland; Univer-
sity of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1950. Admitted
to Maryland Bar, 1949. Served in U.S. Army. Member,
Maryland and Charles County Bar Associations. State's
attorney, Charles County, 1954-60. Judge, District
Court, 1971-75. Married; 4 children.

JOHN HANSON BRISCOE. 7th Judicial Circuit,
1986-. Born in Leonardtown, April 10, 1934. Mt. St.
Mary's College, A.B., 1956; University of Baltimore
Law School, LL.B., 1960. Admitted to Maryland Bar,
1960. Member of the House of Delegates, 1962-79.
Member, Legislative Policy Committee (formerly Legis-
lative Council), 1962-79. Chairman, Natural Resources
Committee, 1967; Committee on Environmental Mat-
ters, 1969; Ways and Means Committee, 1971-73.
Chairman, Southern Legislative Conference, 1971-72.
Speaker of the House of Delegates, 1973-79.

WILLIAM R. BUCHANAN, SR. 3rd Judicial Circuit,
1976-. Bom in Baltimore, July 25, 1926. Mount St. Jo-
seph High School; Loyola College, Ph.B., 1949; Univer-
sity of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., J.D., 1953. Ad-
mitted to Maryland Bar, 1953. Served in U.S. Army.
Member, Board of Governors, Maryland State Bar As-
sociation, 1971-72; past secretary and member, Execu-
tive Council, Baltimore County Bar Association; Crimi-
nal Law Section, American Bar Association. Judge,
District Court, 1971-76. Co-author and committee
member, Pattern Jury Instructions. Past secretary,
Board of Property Review, Baltimore County; past pres-
ident, Stoneleigh Community Association; member, Ad-
visory Board, St. Joseph Hospital. Married; 5 children.

LUKE K. BURNS, JR. 5th Judicial Circuit, 1979-.
Born in Baltimore, January 27, 1934. Loyola High
School; Fordham University, B.A., 1957; University of
Baltimore Law School, LL.B., 1964. Admitted to Mary-
land Bar, 1964. Member, Maryland State Bar Associa-
tion. Judge, District Court, District 10, 1978-79. Mar-
ried; 2 children.

JOHN CARROLL BYRNES. 8th Judicial Circuit,
1982-. Bom in Baltimore, September 1, 1939. Attended
Baltimore City parochial schools; Loyola College, B.S.,
1961; University of Georgia; The Johns Hopkins Uni-
versity; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.,
1966. President, Student Bar Association, 1965-66; Out-
standing Young Man of the Year, Baltimore Jaycees.
Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1966. Served in U.S. Army.
Delegate, Constitutional Convention of Maryland,
1967-68. Chairman, Herring Run Public Watershed As-
sociation Commission. Former member, Commission to
Revise Landlord-Tenant Laws; Governing Body, Cen-
tral Maryland Health Systems Agency, 1975-77. Mem-
ber, American, Maryland State and Baltimore City Bar


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