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Court of Appeals Biqgraphies/529



ROBERT C. MURPHY. 2nd Appellate Circuit, Court
of Appeals, 1972—; Chief Judge. Born in Baltimore,
October 9, 1926. Attended Forest Park High School;
University of Maryland; University of Maryland School of
Law, J.D., 1951. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1952. Served
in U.S. Navy, 1944-46. Member, American and Maryland
State Bar Associations. Special assistant attorney general,
assistant attorney general, deputy attorney general, and
Attorney General of Maryland, 1956-67. Chief Judge,
Court of Special Appeals, 1967-72. Chairman, Constitu-
tional Commission on Judicial Disabilities, 1971-72.
Chairman, Hall of Records Commission. Member,
Governor's Advisory Board for Justice Assistance. Mem-
ber, Governing Board of Council for State Governments,
1986—. President, Conference of Chief Justices, 1986-87.
Chairman, Board of Directors, National Center for State
Courts, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1986-87. Former Chair-
man and present member, Board of Trustees, University of
Maryland Alumni Association-International. Honorary
Doctor of Laws, University of Maryland and University of
Baltimore; honorary membership in the Order of the Coif,
University of Maryland School of Law.

WILLIAM H. ADKINS II. 1st Appellate Circuit, Court
of Appeals, 1986—. Born in New York City, September
17,1925. Albany Academy, Albany, New York; Williams
College, A.B., 1949; Harvard University Law School,
LL.B., 1952. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1952. Served in
U.S. Army, 1943-45. Member, American,Maryland State,
Talbot County and Second Judicial Circuit Bar Associa-
tions; American Judicature Society Institute of Judicial
Administration; American Bar Foundation; Maryland Bar
Foundation. Phi Beta Kappa (Williams College); Order of
the Coif (honorary), University of Maryland School of
Law. Justice of the Peace and Substitute Trial Magistrate,
Talbot County, 1953-57. Member, Court of Appeals
Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure,
1958-66,1972-73; State Board of Law Examiners, 1962-
69,1972; State Commission on Human Relations, 1969-
72 (chairman, 1969-70). Director, Governor's
Commission to Revise the Annotated Code, 1970-73 (re-
visor of statutes and assistant director, Department of
Legislative Reference, 1972-73). State Court Administra-
tor, 1973-82. Associate Judge, Court of Special Appeals,

ALBERT T. BLACKWELL, JR. 4th Appellate Circuit,
Court of Appeals, 1987—. Born in Levels, West Virginia,
June 27, 1925. Glen Burnie High School; St. Vincent
College; University of Maryland, A.B., 1948; George
Washington University Law School, LL.B., 1950. Admit-
ted to Maryland Bar, 1951. Served in U.S. Air Force.
Fellow, Maryland Bar Association; director, Maryland Bar
Foundation; member, Maryland State and Prince George's
County Bar Associations. Member, Advisory Board, Uni-
versity of Baltimore Law School. Director, Upper Marl-
boro Redevelopment Commission. Member, American
Inn of Court LXII. Judge, Circuit Court, Prince George's
County, 1975-1987.

HARRY A. COLE. 6th Appellate Circuit, Court of
Appeals, 1977—. Born in Washington, D.C., January 1,
1921. Attended Baltimore public schools; Morgan State
College, A.B., 1943; University of Maryland School of
Law, LL.B., 1949. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1949.
Member, National, Maryland State, Baltimore City and
Monumental City Bar Associations; American Judicature
Society; member, Executive Committee, Maryland Judi-
cial Conference, 1971. Justice of the Peace, 1951; substi-
tute magistrate, 1952; assistant attorney general, 1953.
Associate Judge, Municipal Court of Baltimore City, 1967.
Associate Judge, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1968-
77. Maryland State Senate, 1954-58. Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity; Board of Managers, YMCA; life member,
NAACP; Executive Committee, U.S. National Commis-
sion for UNESCO; first chairman, Maryland Advisory
Committee on Civil Rights to the U.S. Civil Rights Com-
mission; former member, Board of Directors, Maryland
Multiple Sclerosis Society; Maryland Citizens Planning
and Housing Committee; Board of Directors, Baltimore
Zoological Society. Member, Civitans; board member,
UnionMemorial Hospital, Camp Fire Girls, and Baltimore
Museum of Art; chairman, Board ofVisitors,Morgan State
College; president, University of Maryland Law School
Alumni Association. First Man of the Year, Alpha Phi
Alpha; First Alumnus of the Year, Morgan State College;
Man of the Year, NAACP; Man of the Year, Maryland
Beauticians; Man of the Year, A.M.E. Church.

JOHN C. ELDRIDGE. 5th Appellate Circuit, Court of
Appeals, 1974—. Born in Baltimore, November 13,1933.
Gilman School; Harvard College, B.A., 1955; Harvard
University Law School; University of Maryland School of
Law, LL.B., 1959. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1960.
Member, Maryland State, Anne Arundel County and Dis-
trict of Columbia Bar Associations; National Lawyers


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