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 Court of Maryland, District 11,1980-86.
CORNELIUS F. SYBERT, JR. Howard County Cir-
cuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit 1987. Born in Elkridgc,
June 4, 1928. Loyola College, B.A., 1949. U.S. Army,
1950-53. University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B.,
1956. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1956. Member, Ameri-
can, Maryland State and Howard County Bar Associa-
tions. Assistant State's Attorney, Howard County,
1958-62. State's Attorney, Howard County, 1962-66.
Senior partner, Sybert, Sybert&Nippard, 1966-83. Senior
partner, Sybert & Adams, P.A., 1983-87.
FREDERICK AUGUSTUS THAYER III. Garrett
County Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit, 1977. Chief
Judge and County Administrative Judge. Born in Cumber-
land, April 29, 1933. Attended Oakland public schools;
College of Woostcr, B.A., 1955; Duke University Law
School, J.D., 1958. Editor, Duke Law Journal, 1957-58.
Served in Maryland National Guard. Member, American
and Maryland State Bar Associations; American Judicature
Society. President, Garrett County Bar Association, 1960-
61. State's Attorney, Garrett County, 1962-74. Secretary,
Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, 1968-74. Past
Master, Oakland Lodge no. 192, AF & AM; AU Ghan
Shrine; Court 117 Jesters; St. John's Episcopal Church;
Oakland Volunteer Fire Department (ret.); graduate,
North American College of Piping.
JOHN C. THEMELIS. Baltimore City Circuit Court,
8th Judicial Circuit, 1988. Born in Baltimore, Septem-
ber 23,1947. University of Maryland, B.S., 1970; Univer-
sity of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1975.
Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1975. Member, Maryland
State, Baltimore City and District of Columbia Bar Asso-
ciations. Member, Judicial Education Committee for Dis-
trict Court of Maryland, 1985-87. Member, Baltimore
City Bar Association (domestic violence committee, 1985-
86; judicial administration committee, 1986-87; District
Court subcommittee, 1986; historical committee,
1986; and judicial awareness committee, 1986).
Member, Sentencing Guidelines Advisory Board, 1987.
Vice-chair, DWI Sentencing Guidelines Subcommittee,
1987. Member, Criminal and Motor Vehicle Matters
Standing Committee, Maryland District Court, 1987.
Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 1976-83. Con-
tract Assistant Public Defender, Baltimore City, 1983-84.
Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 1, 1984-88.
Member, Heuisler Honor Society; listed in American
Hellenic Who's Who in Business and the Professions. Adjunct
Law Faculty, University of Baltimore School of Law,
1986; Adjunct Faculty, Loyola College, 1987. Instruc-
tor, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Edu-
cation for Lawyers (MICPEL), 1986. Board ofTrustccs,
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1983-87 (treasurer,
1983-84; vice-president, 1984-87). President, Greek
School Board of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church,
1984-86. Member, AF & AM; Boumi Shrine, Baltimore;
York Rite; Scottish Rite; Order of AHEPA.
ALFRED T. TRUITT, JR. Wicomico County Circuit
Court, 1st Judicial Circuit, 1977. Born in Salisbury,
April 5,1927. Attended Wicomico High School; Western
Maryland College, A.B., 1950; University of Maryland
School of Law, J.D., 1953. Served in U.S. Army Signal
Corps. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1952. Member,
Circuit Court Biqgmphies/545
Wicomico County Bar Association; Maryland State's
Attorneys' Association. State's Attorney, Wicomico
County, 1959-71. Public Defender, Wicomico County,
1972-77. Chairman, Executive Committee, Maryland Ju-
dicial Conference, 1985-86.
JOHN GRASON TURNBULL II. Baltimore County
Circuit Court, 3rd Judicial Circuit, 1986. Born in Balti-
more, August 28,1943. McDonogh School, 1961; Univer-
sity of Baltimore, A.A., 1963; University of Baltimore School
of Law, J.D., 1966. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1969. Served
as 2nd Lieutenant in U.S. Army Special Forces, Airborne,
1967-68. Law clerk to Judge John E. Raine, 1963-66. Trial
Magistrate, Baltimore County, 1968-71. Member, Ameri-
can, Maryland State and Baltimore County Bar Associations.
Member, Maryland Criminal Defense Lawyers Association;
Dissenter's Law dub; Gamma Eta Gamma Law Fraternity;
St. Andrews Society of Baltimore.
STEPHEN M. WALDRON. Harford County Circuit
Court, 3rd Judicial Circuit, 1988. Born in Baltimore,
November 4,1951. Loyola College, B.A., 1973; Univer-
sity of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1976. Admitted to
Maryland Bar, 1976. Member, Maryland State and
Harford County Bar Associations. Law Clerk to Judge
Edward D. Higinbothom, 1976-77. Ushers' Society, St.
Margaret Church, 1981-88. St. Margaret School Board,
1982-87 (president, 1985-87). Board of Directors, Colo-
nial Acres Community Association, 1982-87. Board of
Directors, Bel Air Amateur Sports Association, 1986-88
(president-elect). Commissioner and coach, Bel Air Parks
and Recreation, 1985-88.
THOMAS WARD. Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th
Judicial Circuit, 1982. Born in Baltimore, February 28,
1927. Valley Forge Military Academy; Georgetown
School of Foreign Service, B.S., 1950; University of Mary-
land School of Law, J.D., 1953; four years, The Johns
Hopkins University Graduate School. Admitted to Mary-
land Bar, 1953. Member, Maryland State Bar Association.
Served in U.S. Army, parachute infantry. Graduate of
Infantry School and Airborne and Glider School. Rcporter
for Baltimore Sun, 1951-54. Author of numerous conser-
vation articles that have appeared in newspapers and mag-
azines throughout the U.S. Member, Baltimore City
Council, 1963-67; Commission for Historical and Archi-
tectural Preservation, 1966-68; Metropolitan Transit Au-
thority, 1970-72; Joint Legislative Committee to
Determine the Feasibility of a Department of Transpo^ta-
tion, 1968; Redistricting Commission, City of Baltimore,
1967; Mayor's Committee to Determine the Feasibility of
Buying Maryland Transit Company, 1966. Active in Bal-
timore City civic and political life since 1953.
RICHARD DEXTER WARREN. Wicomico County
Circuit Court, 1st Judicial Circuit, 1988. Born in Wash-
ington, D.C., August 15, 1941. Bethesda-Chevy Chase
High School; University of the South, B.A., 1963; George
Washington University Law School, J.D., cum laude,
1966. U.S. Air Force, captain, 1966-71. Admitted to
Maryland Bar, 1967. Member, American and Wicomico
County Bar Associations; Maryland State's Attorneys' As-
sociation; National District Attorneys Association; NITA
Advocates Association. Assistant State's Attorney, Prince
George's County, 1971-72. Assistant State's Attorney,
Wicomico County, 1972-73. State's Attorney, Wicomico
County, 1975-87. Member, State's Attorneys' Coordina-
tion Council, 1979-81. Judge, District Court of Maryland,