Assistant county solicitor, Howard County, 1972-74; dep-
uty county solicitor, Howard County, 1974-79. Executive
secretary, Howard County Council, 1979-80.
I. MARSHALL SEIDLER. District 8, District Court of
Maryland, 1989. Born in Baltimore, December 23,
1934. University of Maryland, B.S. 1956; University of
Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1959. Admitted to Mary-
land Bar, 1959. Maryland Air National Guard, 1959-65.
Member, American, Maryland State, Baltimore City and
Baltimore County Bar Associations. Attorney, Legal Aid
HARRY T. SISK, JR. District 3, District Court of
Maryland, 1981. Born in Washington, D.C., August 29,
1926. Served in U.S. Navy, 1943-46. Vets High School
Center, Washington, D.C.; University of Maryland, B.S.,
1952; George Washington University School of Law,
J.D., 1956. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1962. Member,
Maryland State and Kent County Bar Associations.
CAROL E. SMITH. District 1, District Court of Mary-
land, 1985. Born in Baltimore, July 30, 1946. Mercy
High School; College of Notre Dame of Maryland, B.A.,
1970; Catholic University School of Law, J.D., 1975.
Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1975. Member, Maryland
State, Baltimore City and Women's Bar Associations.
Member, Women's Law Center; Board of Directors, Li-
brary Company of the Baltimore Bar. Legal Aid Bureau,
Inc., 1975-80 (staff attorney, Domestic Law Center; chief
attorney, Mental Health Law Project; chief attorney,
Housing Law Center).
DONALD M. SMITH. District 10, District Court of
Maryland, 1971. Born in York, Pennsylvania, May 21,
1931. Attended public schools in Taneytown, Carroll
County; Western Maryland College, A.B., 1952; George
Washington 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
PAUL A. SMITH. District 1, District Court of Mary-
land, 1983. Born in Baltimore, January 14,1936. Dun-
bar Senior High School; Morgan State College, B.A.,
1963; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1967;
University of Nevada, National College of Juvenile Justice,
1974. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1967. Member, Monu-
mental City Bar Association. Assistant interim public de-
fender, 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,
Baltimore City. Member, Baltimore Alumni Senate, Delta
Theta Phi Law Fraternity; Masons; Elks.
PAUL J. STAKEM. District 12, District Court of Mary-
land, 1981. Administrative Judge. Born in Cumberland,
October 10,1939. Attended La Salic High School, Cum-
berland; St. Vincent College, B.A., 1961; University of
Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1964. Order of the Coif,
University of Maryland, 1964. Admitted to Maryland Bar,
1964. Member, Maryland State and Allegany County Bar
Associations. Deputy State's Attorney, Allegany County,
1967-71. District Public Defender, Allegany and Garrett
counties, 1972-81. Instructor in law enforcement and
criminal justice, Allegany Community College. Member,
District Court Commissioner Education Committee,
1982-87. Chairman, District Advisory Board, Public De-
fender System, District 12,1982.
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JAMES F. STRINE. District 11, District Court of Mary-
land, 1982. Born in Frederick, September 12, 1926.
Hagerstown High School; Norwich University; Univer-
sity of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., J.D., 1950. Ad-
mitted to Maryland Bar, 1950. Served in U.S. Navy Air
Force. Member, American and Maryland State Bar Asso-
ciations. Member, Washington County Bar Association
(president). Past president, Maryland Association of
County Attorneys; State's Attorneys' Association. Magis-
trate, Washington County, 4 years. State's Attorney,
Washington County, 4 years. County Attorney, Washing-
ton County, 8 years. Town Attorney for Funkstown, 12
years. Past president and life member, Hagerstown Jay-
cees; past president and life member, A.F. of M.; past
presiding justice, Hagerstown Elks; past judge advocate,
American Legion Post 42.
KATHLEEN MARIE SWEENEY. District 1, District
Court of Maryland, 1989. Born in Baltimore, October
22,1950. Dunbarton College of Holy Cross, B.A., 1972;
University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1975. Ad-
mitted to Maryland Bar, 1976. Member, Maryland State,
Baltimore City and Women's Bar Associations. Assistant
attorney general, Criminal Division, Office of the Attorney
General, 1976-80. Counsel to State Insurance Commis-
sioner, 1984-89. Recipient, Exceptional Service Award,
Office of the Attorney General.
GEORGE M. TAYLOR. District 7, District Court of
Maryland, 1964. Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,
September 26,1920. Attended various schools in Pennsyl-
vania; Binghamton North High School, Binghamton,
New York; University of Baltimore, A.A., 1951; Univer-
sity of Baltimore School of Law, LL.B., 1953. Served in
U.S. Army. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1954. Member,
North American Judges Association; Association of Trial
Lawyers of America. Assistant attorney, Anne Arundel
County Sanitary Commission, 1961-64.
JOHN CHARLES TRACEY. District 6, District Court
of Maryland, 1970. Born in Silver Spring, February 27,
1932. United States Capitol Page School, 1942-50. Served
in U.S. Marine Corps during Korean War. University of
Maryland, B A., 1957; University of Maryland School of
Law, LL.B., 1958, J.D., 1969. Admitted to Maryland Bar,
1958. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (former
chairman, section council, juvenile and family law commit-
tee). Member, Montgomery County Bar Association (exec-
utive committee); American Judicature Society; National
Council of Juvenile Court Judges. Chairman, Maryland Task
Force on Permanency Planning. Member, Judicial Confer-
ence Committee on Juvenile and Family Law. Member, Phi
Alpha Delta Law Fraternity; Executive Board, Law Related
Education Project. Master for Juvenile Causes, Montgomery
County, 1966-67. Judge, People's Court for Montgomery
County, 1970. Member, Hiram Lodge #10; Mithras Lodge
of Perfection, AA.S.R.; Almas Temple Shrine; life member,
Order of Demolay. Founder, Montgomery County Boys and
Girls Home; Drug Action Coalition of Montgomery
County. Former director, Silver Spring YMCA; Boy Scouts
of America; Community Psychiatric Clinic. Lecturer on the
Juvenile Justice System. Member, Ager Road United Meth-
JACK R. TURNEY. District 12, District Court of Mary-
land, 1982. Born in Accident, Maryland, June 2,1932.
Graduated from Western Maryland College, 1956;
George Washington University School of Law, 1959.
Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1959. Served in U.S. Air