1953. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1954. Member, Mary-
land State and Baltimore County Bar Associations; past
member, American Judicature Society. Associate judge,
People's Court of Baltimore County, 1964-68. Member
and former officer, Sigma Delta Kappa; former member,
Baltimore County Citizens Council on Drug and Alco-
hol Abuse. Married; 3 children.
DIANE GAIL SCHULTE. District Court, District 10,
1980-. Bom in Baltimore, November 20, 1945. Attend-
ed Howard County public schools; George Washington
University, B.B.A., 1967; University of Maryland Law
School, J.D., 1970. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1970.
Law clerk to the Hon. James R. Miller, U.S. District
Court, 1970-71; assistant state's attorney, Baltimore
City, 1971-73; assistant county solicitor, Howard Coun-
ty, 1973-74; chief counsel, Maryland Senate Constitu-
tional and Public Law Committee, 1975-76. Member,
Criminal Law and Litigation Section Council, Maryland
Bar Association. Bar Examiner for State of Maryland,
1977-80. Member, Governor's Commission on Racing
Reform, 1979-80; Governor's Task Force on the Drink-
ing Driver, 1985-86. Board member, Maryland Judicial
Institute, 1984-. Recipient, Governor's Citation for Out-
standing Service to Maryland, 1979; Howard County
Woman of the Year, 1979; Merit Finalist, White House
HARRY T. SISK, JR. District Court, District 3, 1981-.
Bom in Washington, D.C, August 29, 1926. Vets High
School Center, Washington, D.C.; University of Mary-
land, B.S., 1952; George Washington University School
of Law, J.D., 1956. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1962.
Served in U.S. Navy, 1943-46. Member, Maryland State
and Kent County Bar Associations. Married; 2 children.
CAROL E. SMITH. District Court, District 1, 1985-.
Born in Baltimore, July 30, 1946. Mercy High School;
College ofNotre Dame of Maryland, B.A., 1970; Catho-
lic University School of Law, J.D., 1975. Admitted to
Maryland Bar, 1975. Member, Maryland State, Balti-
more City and Women's Bar Associations. Member,
Women's Law Center; Board of Directors, Library
Company of the Baltimore Bar. Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.,
1975-80 (staff attorney, Domestic Law Center; chief at-
torney, Mental Health Law Project; chief attorney,
Housing Law Center).
DONALD M. SMITH. District Court, District 10,
1971-. Born in York, Pennsylvania, May 21, 1931. At-
tended public schools in Taneytown, Carroll County;
Western Maryland College, A.B., 1952; George Wash-
ington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1957.
Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1957. Served in U.S. Army.
Member, American Legion; Taneytown Rod and Gun
Club; Taneytown Chamber of Commerce. Lutheran
Church member. Married; 2 children.
PAUL A. SMITH. District Court, District 1, 1983-.
Born in Baltimore, January 14, 1936. Dunbar Senior
High School; Morgan State University, B.A., 1963; Uni-
versity of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1967; Univer-
sity of Nevada, National College of Juvenile Justice,
1974. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1967. Member, Na-
tional, Maryland State and Monumental City Bar As-
sociations. Assistant Interim Public Defender, Legal Aid
Bureau, Inc., 1970-71; Master in Chancery, Circuit
Court for Baltimore City, 1971-83. Member, Mayor's
Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect. Member, Bal-
timore Alumni Senate Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity;
Masons; Elks. Married; 4 children.
PAUL J. STAKEM. District Court, District 12, 1981-.
Administrative Judge. Born in Cumberland, October 10,
1939. La Salle High School, Cumberland; St. Vincent
College, B.A., 1961; University of Maryland School of
Law, LL.B., 1964. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1964.
Member, Maryland State and Allegany County Bar As-
sociations; Order of the Coif, University of Maryland,
1964. Deputy state's attorney for Allegany County,
1967-71. District public defender, Allegany and Garrett
counties, 1972-81. Chairman, District Advisory Board,
Public Defender, District 12, 1982-. Former instructor
in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Allegany
Community College. Member, Knights of Columbus;
Order of the Alhambra; Elks. Married; 1 child.
JAMES F. STRINE. District Court, District 11, 1982-.
Born in Frederick, September 12, 1926. Hagerstown
High School; Norwich University; University of Mary-
land School of Law, LL.B., J.D., 1950. Admitted to
Maryland Bar, 1950. Served in U.S. Navy Air Force.
Member, American, Maryland State and Washington
County Bar Associations. Past president, Maryland As-
sociation of County Attorneys; State's Attorneys Associ-
ation. Magistrate for Washington County, 4 years;
state's attorney for Washington County, 4 years; county
attorney for Washington County, 8 years; town attorney
for Funkstown, 12 years. Past president and life mem-
ber, Hagerstown Jaycees; past president and life mem-
ber, A. F. of M.; past presiding justice, Hagerstown
Elks; past judge advocate, American Legion Post 42;
president, Washington County Bar Association. Mar-
ried; 2 children.
GEORGE M. TAYLOR. District Court, District 7,
1964-. Bom in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, September 26,
1920. Attended various schools in Pennsylvania; Bing-
hamton North High School, Binghamton, New York;
University of Baltimore, A.A., 1951, LL.B., 1953. Ad-
mitted to Maryland Bar, 1954. Served in U.S. Army.
Member, North American Judges Association; Associa-
tion of Trial Lawyers of America. Assistant attorney,
Anne Arundel County Sanitary Commission, 1961-64.
Married; 3 children, 10 grandchildren.
JOHN C. THEMELIS. District Court, District 1,
1984-. Bom in Baltimore, September 23, 1947. Universi-
ty of Maryland, B.S., 1970; University of Baltimore
School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1975. Admitted to
Maryland Bar, 1975. Member, Maryland State, Balti-
more City and District of Columbia Bar Associations.
Member, Judicial Education Committee for District
Court of Maryland, 1985-. Member, Domestic Violence
Committee, 1985-86, Judicial Administration Commit-
tee (and District Court subcommittee), 1986-, Historical
Committee, 1986-, and Judicial Awareness Committee,
1986-of Baltimore City Bar Association. Assistant