Chairman, Cecil County Committee of the Maryland
Historical Trust. Married; 3 daughters; 2 granddaugh-
GERARD WM. WITTSTADT. District Court, District
8, 1976-. Born in Baltimore, March 25, 1932. Mt. St.
Joseph's High School; University of Maryland, A.B.,
1954; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.,
1957. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1957. Served in U.S.
Marine Corps. Member, American, Maryland State and
Baltimore County Bar Associations. University of Mary-
land 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-. Bom 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 Maryland Bar,
1969. Served in U.S. Navy. Member, Washington, Dis-
trict of Columbia and Prince George's County Bar As-
sociations. Vice-chairman, Prince George's County
Democratic Party and regional vice-chairman, Maryland
State Democratic Party, 1974-76; judge advocate,
American Legion, Department of Maryland, 1975. Mar-
ried; 2 children.
MARTHA WYATT. District Court, District 7, 1984-.
Bom 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 Maryland Bar,
APPOINTMENTS TO DISTRICT
JOHN S. LANDBECK, JR., Dist. 9. Appointed Dec.
19, 1984. Sworn in Jan. 4, 1985, to replace Charles J.
Kelly, who retired Dec. 31, 1984.
STANLEY KLAVAN, Dist. 6. Reappointed Feb. 18,
HERBERT L. ROLLINS, Dist. 11. Appointed April
10, 1985. Swom in May 8, 1985, to replace Stanley Y.
Bennett, who was removed from the bench Nov. 26,
ALAN J. KARLIN, Dist. 1. Appointed May 3, 1985.
Sworn in May 29, 1985, to new judgeship created by
Chapter 191, Acts of 1984.
THERESA A. NOLAN, Dist. 5. Appointed May 3,
1985. Swom in May 28, 1985, to new judgeship created
by Chapter 191, Acts of 1984.
WILLIAM D. MISSOURI, Dist. 5. Appointed July 1,
1985. Swom in July 12, 1985, to replace Joseph S. Casu-
la, who was appointed to Circuit Court April 10, 1985.
1977. Member, American, Maryland State, Anne Arun-
del County, District of Columbia and the Maryland
Women's Bar Associations. Chairperson, Maryland
Commission for Women, 1981-84. Member, Women's
Law Center, 1978-84; Attorney Grievance Commission
Inquiry Committee, 1983-84. Intern, Office of the At-
torney General, Counsel for the General Assembly,
1977. Partner, Legum, Cochran, Chartrand and Wyatt,
1977-82; Blumenthal, Delavan, Offutt and Moodispaw,
1982-84. Author, "The Rape System: Old Roles and
New Times," Catholic University Law Review; "Mary-
land's Proposed Maximum Security Facilities for
Juveniles: Builder Beware," Maryland Law Forum. Con-
tributing author, "Follow-up Observations of Adoles-
cent Rape Victims," Clinical Pediatrics. Married; 3 chil-
DAVID W. YOUNG. District Court, District 1, 1985-.
Bom in Hagerstown, August 26, 1951. North Hagers-
town High School; Hagerstown Junior College, A.A.,
1971; University of Maryland Baltimore County, B.A.,
1974; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.,
1977. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1980. Member, Amer-
ican, Baltimore City and Monumental City Bar Associa-
tions. Legal Reporter, Baltimore County Commission on
Charter Revision, 1977. Assistant City Solicitor, Balti-
more City, 1980-85. Member, Selective Service System
Local Board, 1980-. Named one of the outstanding
young men of America by National Jaycees, 1979. Re-
cipient, Baltimore City Police Dept. commendation,
1981; certificate of appreciation, Baltimore Chapter,
American Red Cross, 1984; Baltimore City Board of Es-
timates commendation, 1985. Married; 1 daughter.
C. PHILIP NICHOLS, JR., Dist. 5. Appointed July 1,
1985. Sworn in July 30, 1985, to replace Louis J. Di-
Trani, who resigned July 1, 1985.
LAWRENCE H. RUSHWORTH, Dist. 7. Appointed
July 26, 1985. Sworn in Aug. 12, 1985, to replace
Veraon L. Neilson, who retired June 15, 1985.
BARBARA KERR HOWE, Dist. 8. Appointed July 26,
1985. Sworn in Aug. 23, 1985, to replace William T.
Evans, who retired July 16, 1985.
JOHN L. NORTON III, Dist. 2. Appointed Aug. 1,
1985. Sworn in Aug. 6, 1985, to replace William B.
Yates II, who retired Aug. 1, 1985.
ROGER W. BROWN, Dist. 1. Appointed Aug. 22,
1985. Swom in Sept. 18, 1985, to replace Neal M. Janey,
who resigned July 19, 1985.
CAROL E. SMITH, Dist. 1. Appointed Aug. 22, 1985.
Swom in Sept. 20, 1985, to replace Mabel H. Hubbard,
who was appointed to Circuit Court June 27, 1985.
THEODORE B. OSHRINE, Dist. 1. Appointed Nov.
18, 1985. Swom in Dec. 12, 1985, to replace James L.
Bundy, who retired Sept. 30, 1985.