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J. FREDERICK SHARER. 4th Judicial Circuit, 1980-.
Bom in Cumberland, April 12, 1938. Attended Allegany
County public schools; Washington and Jefferson Col-
lege, A.B., 1960; University of Maryland School of Law,
LL.B., 1963. Editorial Board, Maryland Law Review,
1962-63. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1963. Member,
Maryland State and Allegany County Bar Associations;
Maryland State Board of Law Examiners, 1978-80; Bar
Admissions Conference, 1981. Former partner, Wilson
and Sharer. Deputy state's attorney, Allegany County,
1965-66; city solicitor, City of Cumberland, 1966-80.
Vice-chairman, Executive School Board, Bishop Walsh
High School, 1986-. Member, Board of Trustees, Al-
legany Community College, 1970-80 (chairman,
1970-77); Development Council, Washington and Jeffer-
son College, 1977-80. President, Greater Cumberland
Jaycees, 1966-67. Married; 2 children.

EDGAR P. SILVER. 8th Judicial Circuit, 1977-. Bom
in Baltimore, July 1, 1923. Baltimore City College; Uni-
versity of Baltimore, LL.B., 1954. Admitted to Mary-
land Bar, 1954. Served in U.S. Maritime Service. Mem-
ber, Maryland State and Baltimore City Bar
Associations; American Judicature Society. Maryland
House of Delegates, 1955-65. Judge, Municipal Court of
Baltimore City, 1965-71. Judge, District Court of Balti-
more City, 1971-77. Member of many civic and reli-
gious organizations; recipient of numerous civic and reli-
gious awards and citations. Married; 2 children.

LLOYD L. SIMPKINS. 1st Judicial Circuit, 1975-;
Chief Judge and Administrative Judge, 1986-. Bom in
Mt. Vernon, Maryland, June 6, 1920. Washington Acad-
emy High School; University of Maryland, B.S., 1947,
LL.B., 1952, J.D., 1969. Admitted to Maryland Bar,
1952. Served in U.S. Navy, Naval Aviation, South Pacif-
ic, 1941-46. Maryland House of Delegates, 1950-58;
chairman. House Judiciary Committee, 1955-58; Gover-
nor's staff, 1958-61. Secretary of State, 1961-67; Judge,
District Court of Maryland, 1971-75. Member, Lions,
Elks, Masons, V.F.W., American Legion. Married; 1

D. WILLIAM SIMPSON. 1st Judicial Circuit, 1986-.
Born in Camden, New Jersey, August 27, 1937. Attend-
ed Pennsgrove, New Jersey, public schools; University
of Delaware, B.A., 1959; University of Maryland School
of Law, J.D., 1963. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1963.
Member, American, Maryland State and Wicomico
County Bar Associations. Master of Juvenile Causes,
Wicomico County, 1976-78. Judge, District 2, District
Court of Maryland, 1978-86. Member, Optimist Club of
Maryland; Elks Club; Advisory Council and Boys Club
Council, Salvation Army. Married; 2 children.

CLATER W. SMITH, JR. Sixth Judicial Circuit,
1985-. Bom in Baltimore, December 14, 1931. McDo-
nogh School; University of Virginia, B.A., 1954, LL.B.,
1957. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1958. Member, Mary-
land State and Frederick County Bar Associations. Fel-
low, American College of Trial Lawyers. Attorney to
County Commissioners for Frederick County, 1970; as-
sistant attorney general, 1970-85. Married; 4 children.

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JAMES T. SMITH, JR. 3rd Judicial Circuit, 1985-.
Bora in Baltimore, February 8, 1942. Wheeling College,
B.A., 1964; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.,
1968. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1968. Member, Balti-
more County Council, 1978-85 (chairman, 1982, 1985).
Member, Reisterstown Revitalization Study Task Force;
Baltimore County Community College Task Force. For-
mer member. Employment Steering Committee, Nation-
al Association of Counties. Reisterstown-Owings Mills-
Glyndon (R.O.G.) Coordinating Council; Hathaway Im-
provement Association; Reisterstown Jaycees; Reister-
stown Area Recreation Council. "Outstanding Young
Man of Reisterstown," 1974. Chosen one of five "Out-
standing Young Marylanders" by Maryland Jaycees,
1975 (JCI Senator, 1979). Married; 4 children.

MARVIN B. STEINBERG. 8th Judicial Circuit, 1985-
Bom in Baltimore, September 10, 1929. University of
Baltimore, A.A., 1947; LL.B., cum laude, 1952. U.S.
Air Force, 1953-54. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1952.
Member, American, Maryland State and Baltimore City
Bar Associations; American and Maryland Trial Law-
yers' Associations. Past Chairman, Workmen's Compen-
sation Committee, Baltimore City Bar Association.
Board of Governors, Maryland State Bar Association,
1971-72; past chairman. Section on Legal Education
and Admissions to the Bar; member, Council, Section
on Judicial Administration. Member, Judicial Nominat-
ing Committee, 8th Judicial Circuit, 1974-78. Past
chairman, Maryland Retardate Trust; arbitrator for Bet-
ter Business Bureau; chairman of panels for Health
Claims Arbitration Office; member, Remington Im-
provement Association. Married.

MARY ANN STEPLER. 6th Judicial Circuit, 1986-.
Administrative Judge. Bom in York, Pennsylvania, No-
vember 7, 1942. American University, B.A., 1967; Uni-
versity of Baltimore Law School, LL.D., cum laude,
1974. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1974. Member, Amer-
ican, Maryland State and Frederick County Bar As-
sociations; Maryland Trial Lawyers Association; Ameri-
can Trial Lawyers Association. Member, Heuisler
Honor Society, University of Baltimore Law School.
Partner, Stepler and Stepler. Assistant State's attorney,
Frederick County, 1975-80. Judge, District 11, District
Court of Maryland, 1980-86. Married; 2 children.

JAMES H. TAYLOR. 7th Judicial Circuit, 1969-. Born
in Elkridge, July 7, 1926. Attended Howard County
public schools; Howard University; Washington College
of Law, American University, J.D., 1953. Admitted to
Maryland Bar, 1956. Served in U.S. Army Air Corps.
Member, Prince George's County and Monumental Bar
Associations. Dean's Council, Washington College of
Law. Assistant state's attorney. Prince George's County,
1963-66. Master for Juvenile Causes, Prince George's
County, 1966-68. Member, Commission on Judicial
Disabilities, 1972-

Circuit, 1977- Chief Judge and County Administrative
Judge. Bom in Cumberland, April 29, 1933. Attended
Oakland public schools; College of Wooster, B.A., 1955;
Duke University, J.D., 1958. Served in the Maryland
National Guard. Member, American and Maryland


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