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cal and Architectural Preservation, 1966-68; Redistricting
Commission, Baltimore City, 1967; Joint Legislative
Committee to Determine the Feasibility of a Department
of Transportation, 1968; Metropolitan Transit Authority,
1970-72. Author of numerous conservation articles pub-
lished in newspapers and magazines throughout the U.S.
RICHARD DEXTER WARREN. Associate Judge, Wi-
comico County Circuit Court, 1st Judicial Circuit, since
1988. Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District
2, Wicomico County, 1987-88. Born in Washington, DC,
August 15, 1941. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School;
University of the South, BA., 1963; George Washington
University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1966. Captain, U.S.
Air Force, 1966-71. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1967.
Member, American and Wicomico County Bar Associations;
Maryland State's Attorneys' Association; National District
Attorneys Association; NITA Advocates Association. Assis-
tant 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' Coordination Council, 1979-81.
PAUL H. WEINSTEIN. County Administrative Judge,
Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit,
since 1992 (Associate Judge, 1986-92). Member, Judicial
Selections Committee, Conference of Circuit Judges; Crimi-
nal Law and Procedure Committee, Maryland Judicial Con-
ference. Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland,
District 6, Montgomery County, 1983-86. Born in Wash-
ington, DC, April 20, 1933. Washington and Lee Univer-
sity, B.S., 1955; George Washington University School of
Law, LL.B., 1959. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1965. Mem-
ber, Maryland State, District of Columbia and Montgomery
County Bar Associations. Chairperson, Unauthorized Prac-
tice of Law Committee. Member, Big Brothers Club of
Georgetown; Bethesda Boys Club.
MARTIN P. WELCH, SR. Associate Judge, Baltimore
City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit, since 1992. Born in
Baltimore, Maryland, September 17, 1953. Catonsville Sr.
High School; Frostburg State College, B.S., 1974; University
of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1977. Admitted to Maryland
Bar, 1980. Member, Monumental Bar Association. Former
Chief, Corporate Division, Baltimore City Department of
Law. Board of Advisors, Frostburg State University. Past
president, Citizens Planning and Housing Association.
CYPERT O. WHITFILL. Associate Judge, Harford
County Circuit Court, 3rd Judicial Circuit, since 1982. Born
in Floyd County, Texas, January 25, 1937. Floydada, Texas,
public schools; Texas Technological College, 1955-57; St.
Mary's College of Maryland, 1957-59; University of Mary-
land School of Law, LL.B., cum laude, 1965. Admitted to
Maryland Bar, 1965. Served three years in U.S. Army;
attended U.S. Army Language School. Assistant and City
Attorney, Havre de Grace, 1965-79. Member, Harford
County Charter Board, 1971. Chairman, Harford County
Police Needs Study Commission, 1973. Member, Criminal
Justice Coordinating Council, 1984. Member, State Advi-
sory Board for Juvenile Services, 1988-91.
BRUCE C. WILLIAMS. County Administrative Judge,
Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit,
since 1981 (Associate Judge, 1976-81; Chief Judge, since
1988). Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, Dis-
trict 7, Anne Arundel County, 1971-76. Judge, People's
Court of Anne Arundel County, 1964-71. Born in Spring-
field, Massachusetts, February 11, 1931. Loomis School,
Windsor, Connecticut; Princeton University, A.B., 1952.
Served in U.S. Marine Corps, 1953-55. University of
Virginia Law School, LL.B., 1958. Admitted to Maryland
JAMES OWEN WISE. Circuit Administrative Judge,
Caroline County Circuit Court, 2nd Judicial Circuit, since
1987 (Associate Judge, 1982-87). Born in Easton, Mary-
land, July 8, 1938. Caroline High School; Washington and
Lee University, BA., 1960. Served in U.S. Army, 1961;
U.S. Army Reserves, 1961-69. University of Maryland
School of Law, LL.B., 1965. Admitted to Maryland Bar,
1965. State's Attorney, Caroline County, 1970-78. Legal
officer, Potomac River Fisheries Commission, 1976-82.
Chairman, Caroline County Government Study Commis-
sion, 1981. President, Denton Volunteer Fire Company,
1970-73; Rotary Club of Denton, 1981-82, Member, Tem-
ple Lodge 128, AF & AM. President, Board of Trustees,
Peninsula Conference, United Methodist Church, 1985-88.
MARTIN A. WOLFF. Associate Judge, Anne Arundel
County Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, since 1979. As-
sociate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 7, Anne
Arundel County, 1977-79. Born in Nashville, Tennessee,
May 11, 1938. Baltimore City schools; University of Mary-
land, BA., 1961; University of Baltimore School of Law,
LL.B., 1964. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1964. Assistant
State's Attorney, Anne Arundel County, 1969-71. Deputy
State's Attorney, Anne Arundel County, 1971-77.
ROBERT J. WOODS. Associate Judge, Prince George's
County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit, since 1976.
Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 5,
Prince George's County, 1971-76. Born in Washington,
DC, February 16,1933. Gonzaga High School, Washing-
ton, DC; Georgetown University, B.S.S., 1956; Catholic
University Law School, J.D., 1962. Admitted to Maryland
Bar, 1963. Member, Maryland State and Prince George's
County Bar Associations. Assistant State's Attorney,
Prince George's County, 1966-69.
SYLVANIA W. WOODS. Associate Judge, Prince
George's County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit, since
1994. Associate Judge, Prince George's County, District 5,
District Court of Maryland, 1976-94. Born in Fort Gaines,
Georgia, August 4, 1927. Attended public schools in Fort
Gaines. Served in U.S. Navy, 1943-45. Morris Brown College,
Atlanta, BA., 1949; Atlanta University; American University
School of Law, J.D., 1960. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1969.
Member, Washington, District of Columbia and Prince
George's County Bar Associations. Vice-Chairman, Prince
George's County Democratic Party; regional vice-chairman,
Maryland State Democratic Party, 1974-76. Judge advocate,
American Legion, Department of Maryland, 1975.
FREDERICK C. WRIGHT III. Circuit Administrative
Judge since 1985 and County Administrative Judge, Wash-
ington County Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit (Associate
Judge, 1979-85). Executive Committee, Maryland Judicial
Conference, 1975-78, 1980-82. Member, Sentencing
Guidelines Board, Maryland Judicial Conference. Associate
Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 11, Washington
County, 1971-79. Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, Septem-
ber 4, 1938. Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Virginia;
University of Virginia, B.S., 1960; University of Virginia
Law School, LL.B., 1963. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1963.
Served in U.S. Army. Member, American, Maryland State
and Washington County Bar Associations; North American
Trial Judges Association; Judicature Society. Member,
House of Delegates, 1966-71 (speaker pro tem, 1971; chair,
rules committee, 1969-71; member, judiciary committee,