CHAIR, CONFERENCE OF CIRCUIT JUDGES
FREDERICK C. WRIGHT III. Chair, Conference of
Circuit Judges since 1996. Circuit Administrative Judge
since 1985 and County Administrative Judge since 1985,
Washington County Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit
(Associate Judge, 1979—). Member, House of Delegates,
1966 71 (speaker pro tern, 1971; chair, rules committee,
1969-71; member, judiciary committee, committee on
constitutional & administrative law). Associate Judge,
District Court of Maryland, District 11, Washington
County, 1971-79. Chair, Public Defender District Advi-
sor)' Board, District 11 (Frederick & Washington Coun-
ties), 1971—. Executive Committee, Maryland Judicial
Conference, 1975-78, 1980-82. Member, Sentencing
Guidelines Advisory Board, Maryland Judicial Confer-
ence. Past member, Maryland State Arts Council. Born in
Hagerstown, Maryland, September 4,1938. Episcopal High
School, Alexandria, Virginia; University of Virginia, B.S.,
I960; 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. Chair, Board of Trustees,
Washington County Free Library, 1989-95 (member, 1983-
95). Trustee, Washington County Hospital, 1992-96. Past
president, Mason -Dixon Council of Boy Scouts of America.
Board of Directors, Boys Club of Washington County; Big
Brothers for Washington County. Member, Kiwanis Club of
Hagerstown. Vestry, St. John's Episcopal Church.
ARTHUR M. MONTY AHALT. Associate Judge,
Prince George's County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit,
since 1982. Past member, District 5 Advisory Board, Public
Defender System. Born in Washington, DC, April 27, 1942.
Northwestern 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.
Distinguished Service Award, Maryland State Bar Associa-
tion; Outstanding Service Award, Citizens Advisory Commit-
tee to Pilot Law-Related Education Project for the Schools of
Maryland. Author, Domestic Relations Section of Maryland
Law Practice Manual; Law Related Education—A Ten Year
Experience; and Understanding the Judicial Branch of the
EDWARD J. ANGELETTL Associate Judge, Baltimore
City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit, since 1983. As-
sistant State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 1963-67. Assis-
tant Public Defender, Baltimore City, 1971-79. Associate
Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 1, Baltimore
City, 1981-83. Chair, District 1 Advisory Board, Public
Defender System, 1985—. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylva-
nia, January 26, 1937. Served in U.S. Army, 1955-57.
University of Maryland, B.A., 1962; University of Mary-
land School of Law, LL.B., J.D., 1963. Admitted to Mary-
land Bar, 1963. Member, Maryland State and Baltimore
City Bar Associations. Member, Archdiocesan Pastoral
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; Uni-
versify of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1967.
Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1967. Member, Maryland
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. Assistant Baltimore County Attorney, 1970 74.
Deputy Harford County Attorney, 1975-78. Aberdeen
Town Attorney, 1981-86. 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 Association (board of gover-
nors & insurance committee, 1977-78; fee dispute commit-
tee, 1979-80; board of governors, 1983-85; trial skills
committee, litigation section, 1984-85; ethics committee,
1985—). Member, Harford County Bar Association (chair,
young lawyers committee, 1975-76, & bench bar committee,
1978-79; library committee, 1984; pros., 1987-88). Member,
Harford County Historical Society
DeLAWRENCE BEARD. Associate Judge,
Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit,
since 1984. Senior Assistant State's Attorney,
Montgomery County, 1974 79. District Public Dete ider,
Montgomery County, 1979-82. Member, Montgomery
County Criminal Justice Commission, J979-82. Board of
Regents, Morgan State University, 1981 82. Associate
Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 6,
Montgomery County, 1982-84. Chair, District 6 Advi-
sory Board, Public Defender System, 1984—. Member,
Maryland Coordinating Committee for Martin Luther
King, Jr. Holiday, 1984-86; Commission on Judicial Dis-
abilities, 1995—. 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; George-
town University Law Center, LL.M., 1977. Admitted to
Maryland Bar, 1974. Member, National and Montgomery