Association. Member, Maryland State Bar Association
(board of governors, 1976-77). Member, Dorchester
County Bar Association (past president). Assistant State's
Attorney, Anne Arundel County, 1969-71, and Dorches-
ter County, 1971-74. Member, Board of Directors, Dor-
chester General Hospital, 1976-79; past president, Rotary
Club. Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Cambridge
G. R. HOVEY JOHNSON. Prince George's County
Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit, 1982. Born in Rich-
mond, Virginia, November 13,1930. Attended Richmond
public schools; Prairie View A & M College, Prairie View,
Texas, B.S., 1951; George Washington University, M.S.,
1974; Georgetown University Law School, J.D., 1977.
Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1978. Served in U.S. Army,
1951-74, retiring as colonel. Recipient of Legion of Merit
(2), Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star (3), Merito-
rious Service Medal (2), Air Medal (6), Joint Services
Commendation Medal (2); Army Commendation Medal.
Member, American and Maryland State Bar Associations;
director, Prince George's County Bar Association. Mem-
KENNETH LAVON JOHNSON. Baltimore City Cir-
cuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit, 1982. Born in Columbia,
Mississippi, July 26, 1937. Globe Academy; Southern
University, B.A., 1959; Howard University Law School,
J.D., 1962. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1970. Served in
U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, 1962-66.
Member, American, Maryland State, District of Columbia,
Louisiana and Monumental City Bar Associations. Mem-
ber of editorial staff and notes editor, Howard Law Journal,
1961-62. Recipient of Maryland Seventh Congressional
District Award for Community Service; Public Spirit
Award for Outstanding Leadership; J.S. Clark Memorial
Award for high academic achievement.
RAYMOND J. KANE, JR. Howard County Circuit
Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, 1982. Born in Baltimore,
June 9,1938. Calvert Hall High School; Loyola College;
University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1963.
Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1964. Served in U.S. Army
Reserve. Member, Maryland State and Howard County
Bar Associations. President, Howard County Bar Associ-
ation, 1976-77. Assistant State's Attorney, Howard
County, 1966. Counsel to Howard County Welfare Board,
1967; counsel to Howard County Park Board. Former
president, Ellicott City Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Co-editor, Howard County Code, 1970 and 1972 editions.
Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 10, 1977-82.
JOSEPH H. H. KAPLAN. Baltimore City Circuit
Court, 8th Judicial Circuit, 1977; Administrative Judge,
1984. Born in Brooklyn, New York, January 2, 1937.
The Johns Hopkins University, A.B., 1957; University of
Chicago Law School, J.D., 1960. Admitted to Maryland
Bar, 1961. Served in U.S. Army, U.S. Army National
Guard, U.S. Air Force Reserve, and U.S. Navy Reserve.
Member, American and Baltimore City Bar Associations.
Member, Maryland State Bar Association (co-chair, alter-
native dispute resolution committee, 1985-88). Member,
Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice
and Procedure; Conference of Circuit Judges, 1984;
Executive Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference and
Board of the Maryland Sentencing Guidelines Project,
1983-87. Assistant U.S. Attorney for District of Maryland,
1963-65. Served as executive secretary, Mayor's Advisory
Commission on Crime; member, Maryland Commission
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on Human Relations, 1969-71; president, Civil Service
Commission of Baltimore City, 1972-77; member, Balti-
more City Expenditure Control Committee and Board of
Ethics, 1972-77; chairman, Baltimore City Executive Pay
Plan Committee, 1975-77; president, Library Company of
the Baltimore Bar, 1979-83. Chairman, Alcoholism Ser-
vices Advisory Committee of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Member, Serjeants' Inn Law Club; Barristers' Law Club;
Lawyers Round Table Law Club. President, Quarter Way
House, Inc., 1977-79; trustee, Woodbourne Center, 1967-
82; honorary member, Board of Directors of Asthma &
Allergy Foundation of America, Maryland Chapter. For-
mer officer, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Mary-
land, Inc.; Dismas House.
GARY G. LEASURE. Allegany County Circuit Court,
4th Judicial Circuit, 1983. Born in Cumberland, July 7,
1946. Allegany High School; Frostburg State College,
B.S., 1968; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.,
1972. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1972. U.S. Army Re-
serve, 1969-75. Member, American, Maryland State and
Allegany County Bar Associations. Frostburg City Attor-
ney, 1975-78. Assistant County Attorney for Allegany
County, 1977-82. County Attorney for Allegany County,
EUGENE M. LERNER. Anne Arundel County Circuit
Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, 1979. Born in Annapolis,
December 18,1931. Anna^is Grammar School and An-
napolis High School; University of Maryland, 1948-50;
University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1954. Ad-
mitted to Maryland Bar, 1954. Served in U.S. Army,
1954-56. Member, Anne Arundel County Bar Association
(president, 1976-77; treasurer, 1962-63); Maryland State
Bar Association (board of governors, 1979-80); American
Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar Association;
Maryland Municipal Attorneys Association (president,
1977-79). Attorney for Anne Arundel County Electrical
Board, 1957-58. Maryland Trial Magistrate, 1958-59.
Member, Annapolis Planning and Zoning Commission,
1961-63. Alderman, City of Annapous, 1961-65. Attorney
for City of Anna^is, 1969-79. Member, Jewish War
Veterans; B'nai B'rith; Amos Lodge-Masons; American
JACOB S. LEVIN. Prince George's County Circuit
Court, 7th Judicial Circuit, 1975. Born in Washington,
D.C., December 23, 1923. American University; George
Washington University Law School, J.D., 1949. Admitted
to District of Columbia Bar, 1949, and Maryland Bar,
1957. Served in U.S. Army. Member, Maryland State,
Montgomery County and Prince George's County Bar
Associations. Alumni Achievement Award, George Wash-
ington University Law School, 1975. Member, Board of
Governors, Maryland State Bar Association, 1975; presi-
dent, Prince George's County Bar Association, 1974. Pres-
ident, George Washington Law School Alumni
Association, 1980. Professorial Lecturer in Law, George
Washington University Law School, 1985.
DANA M. LEVTTZ. Baltimore County Circuit Court,
3rd Judicial Circuit, 1985. Born in Baltimore, December
8,1948. University of Maryland Baltimore County, B.A.,
1970; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1973.
Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1973. Member, American and
Maryland State Bar Associations. Member, American Trial
Lawyers Association; National District Attorneys Associ-
ation; Maryland State's Attorneys' Association. Member,