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624/Circuit Courts Maryland Manual 1994-1995

CIRCUIT COURT BIOGRAPHIES

CHAIRMAN
CONFERENCE OF CIRCUIT JUDGES

ALFRED T. TRUITT, JR. Chairman, Conference of
Circuit Judges, since 1992. Chief Judge and Circuit Ad-
ministrative Judge, Wicomico County Circuit Court, 1st
Judicial Circuit, since 1990 (Associate Judge, 1977-90).
Born in Salisbury, Maryland, April 5, 1927. Wicomico
High School. Served in U.S. Army Signal Corps, 1945-46.
Western Maryland College, A.B., 1950. Admitted to
Maryland Bar, 1952. University of Maryland School of
Law, J.D., 1953. Member, Wicomico County Bar Asso-
ciation; Maryland State's Attorneys' Association. State's
Attorney, Wicomico County, 1959-71. District Public
Defender, District 2 (Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset
and Worcester Counties), 1972-77. Chairman, Executive
Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1985-86.
Member, Governor's Advisory Board for Justice Admini-
stration, 1993—. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars;
Lions Club; Green Hill Yacht and Country Club.

ARTHUR M. MONTY AHALT. Associate Judge,
Prince George's County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit,
since 1982. Born in Washington, DC, April 27,1942. North-
western High School; University of Maryland, B.S., 1964;
American University Law School, J.D., 1967. Admitted to
Maryland Bar, 1967. Member, American Bar Association
(House of Delegates). Board of Governors, Maryland State Bar
Association. President, Prince George's County Bar Associa-
tion. Member, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Inc. Past
member, District 5 Advisory Board, Public Defender System.
Distinguished Service Award, Maryland State Bar Association;
Outstanding Service Award, Citizens Advisory Committee to
Pilot Law-Related Education Project for the Schools of Mary-
land. Author, Domestic Relations Section of Maryland Law
Practice Manual; Law Related Education—A Ten Year Experi-
ence;
and Understanding the Judicial Branch of the Government
(1990).

EDWARD J. ANGELETTI. Associate Judge, Baltimore
City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit, since 1983. Associate
Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 1, Baltimore City,
1981-83. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 26,1937.
Served in U.S. Army, 1955-57. University of Maryland, BA.,
1962; University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., J.D.,
1963. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1963. Member, Maryland
State and Baltimore City Bar Associations. Assistant State's
Attorney, Baltimore City, 1963-67. Assistant Public Defender,
Baltimore City, 1971-79. Chairman, District 1 Advisory
Board, Public Defender System. Member, Archdiocesan Pas-
toral Council, Baltimore; Maryland State Lodge, Order of
Sons of Italy in America; NAACP (life member).

FRANCIS M. ARNOLD. Associate Judge, Carroll
County Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, since 1990.
District Administrative Judge, District Court of Maryland,
District 10, Carroll County, 1982-90 (Associate Judge,
1980-82). Born in Westminster, Maryland, June 13,1929.
Westminster High School. Served in U.S. Marine Corps,
1946-48, 1950-51. University of Baltimore, 1959-64;
University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., cum laude,
1967. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1967. Member, Mary-
land State and Carroll County Bar Associations. Past

Director of Employee Relations—American Operations,
Black and Decker Manufacturing Company.

MAURICE W. BALDWIN, JR. Associate Judge, Har-
ford County Circuit Court, 3rd Judicial Circuit, since 1986.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, April 7, 1945. University of
Maryland; Mt. Vernon School of Law, J.D., 1969. Admitted
to Maryland Bar, 1970. Member, Maryland State Bar Associa-
tion (board of governors & insurance committee, 1977-78; fee
dispute committee, 1979-80; board of governors, 1983-85;
trial skills committee, litigation section, 1984-85; ethics com-
mittee, 1985—). Member, Harford County Bar Association
(chair, young lawyers committee, 1975-76, & bench bar com-
mittee, 1978-79; library committee, 1984; president, 1987-
88). Assistant Baltimore County Attorney, 1970-74. Deputy
Harford County Attorney, 1975-78. Aberdeen Town Attor-
ney, 1981-86. Member, Jarrettsville Lions Club (president,
1981); Harford County Historical Society.

DeLAWRENCE BEARD. Associate Judge,
Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit,
since 1984. Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland,
District 6, Montgomery County, 1982-84. Born in Okalona,
Arkansas, December 26, 1937. Sumner High School, St.
Louis, Missouri. Served in U.S. Navy, 1957-59. University
of Missouri, B.A., 1964; University of Baltimore School of
Law, J.D., 1970; Georgetown University Law Center,
LL.M., 1977. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1974. Member,
National and Montgomery County Bar Associations; Na-
tional Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Senior
Assistant State's Attorney, Montgomery County, 1974-79.
District Public Defender, Montgomery County, 1979-82.
Member, Montgomery County Criminal Justice Commis-
sion, 1979-82. Chairman, District 6 Advisory Board, Public
Defender System, 1984—. Member, Maryland Coordinat-
ing Committee for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, 1984-
86. Board of Directors, Children's Hospital National
Medical Center, 1973-81; Suburban Maryland Fair Hous-
ing, 1973-75. Life member, NAACP. Member, Country
Place Citizens Association Covenants Committee (vice-
chair, 1977; chair, 1978; board of directors, 1981-84).
Board of Regents, Morgan State University, 1981-82. As-

 



 
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