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Court of Special Appeals Biographies/613



ALAN M. WILNER. Chief Judge, At Large, Court of
Special Appeals, since 1990 (Judge, 1977-90). Born in
Baltimore, Maryland, January 26, 1937. Baltimore City
College; The Johns Hopldns University, A.B., 1958,
M.L.A., 1966; University of Maryland School of Law,
J.D., 1962. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1962. Member,
Maryland State Bar Association; Order of the Coif. Assis-
tant attorney general of Maryland, 1965-68. Chief legisla-
tive officer. Governor's staff, 1974-77. Chairman, Court of
Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and
Procedure, 1985—. Chairman, Code Revision Article
Selection Committee, 1990—. Author, The Maryland
Board, of Public Works: AHistwy (1984).

PAUL E. ALPERT. Judge, 2nd Appellate Circuit, Court
of Special Appeals, since 1982. Born in Baltimore,
Maryland, September 1, 1935. Baltimore City College;
University of Baltimore, A.A., 1954; University of Bal-
timore School of Law, LL.B., J.D. (magna cum laude),
1957. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1957. Served in U.S.
Army and Maryland National Guard. Member, Maryland
State Bar Association. Member, House of Delegates,
1967-72 (vice-chairman, judiciary committee). Judge, Dis-
trict Court of Maryland, 1972-77. Associate Judge, Bal-
timore County Circuit Court, 3rd Judicial Circuit,
1977-82. Associate Professor (business law), Towson
State University. Board member, Jewish Big Brother League;
member. Center Lodge AF 8c AM.

ROSALYN BLAKE BELL. Judge, At Large, Court of
Special Appeals, since 1983. Born in Trenton, New Jersey,
April 22,1923. Trenton High School; Simmons College,
B.S., 1944; National University Law School, J.D., 1951;
University of Virginia, LL-M., 1988. Admitted to District
of Columbia Bar, 1951, Maryland Bar, 1965. Member,
American, Maryland State, Montgomery County, Women's
and District of Columbia Bar Associations; Women's Bar
Association of the District of Columbia; National Con-
ference of Appellate Judges; National Association of
Women Judges; American Judges Association; Maryland
Bar Foundation; American Bar Foundation. Advisory
Committee, University of Baltimore School of Law,
1985—. Adjunct Professor, American University School of
Law, 1989—. Trustee, 1973-78, director, 1973-77,
Montgomery-Prince George's Continuing Legal Educa-
tion Institute. Vice-president, 1976-78, trustee, 1979-80,
Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Educa-
tion of Lawyers (MICPEL). Chairperson, Montgomery
County Abused Spouse Task Force, 1980—. Author,
"Alimony and the Financially Dependent Spouse in
Montgomery County, Maryland," Family Las' Quarterly
(FaB 1988). Woman Lawyer of the Year, District of Columbia
Women's Bar Association, 1975. Professional Achievement
Award, George Washington University Law Association,

1980; Focus Women's Award, Women's Commission of
Montgomery County, 1981; Alumni Achievement Award,
Simmons College, 1982; Rita Charmatz Davidson Award,
Maryland Women's Bar Association, 1988. Judge, District
Court of Maryland, District 6, Montgomery County, 1978-80.
Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judi-
cial Circuit, 1980-83.

JOHN 7. BISHOP, JR. Judge. At Large, Court of Special
Appeals, since 1981. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, December
6,1927. Baltimore parochial schools; Loyola College; Towson
Slate College; University ofBaltimore; University ofBaltimore
School of Law, J.D., 1951. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1954.
Served in U.S. Coast Guard, honorably discharged. Member,
Maryland State and Baltimore County Bar Associations.
Former member, Maryland State Bar Association Board of
Governors and Third Judicial Circuit Committee on Judicial
Appointments. Member, State Senate, 1967-81 (minority
whip; member, judicial proceedings committee, executive
nominations committee; chairperson, special committee to
study the mental health laws). Delegate, Eagleton Institute of
Politics, Rutgcrs University, 1968. Instructor (political
sdence). University ofBaltimore, 1980. Instructor (state and
local government). University of Maryland School of Law,
1982-87. Member, Executive Committee, Maryland Judicial
Conference, 1985— (chairman, 1987-88). Received numerous
distinguished service awards and citations.

THEODORE G. BLOOM. Judge, 5th Appellate Cir-
cuit, Court of Special Appeals, since 1983. Born in Bal-
timore, Maryland, July 18, 1926. Attended Baltimore,
Maryland, and Durham, North Carolina, public schools.
Served in U.S. Navy, 1944-46, 1950-51. University of
Maryland, BA.,1949; University of Maryland School of Law,
J.D., 1953. Scholastic honors: Phi Eta Sigma (National Fresh-
man Honor Society); Phi Kappa Phi (National Scholastic
Honor Society); Order of the Coif (National Law School
Honor Society). Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1952. Member,
Maryland State Bar Association (board of governors, 1971-
72); Annc Arundel County Bar Association (president, 1975-
76). Member, Anne Arundel County Charter Commission,


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