Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Rita C. Davidson (1928-1984)
MSA SC 3520-2965

Judge, Montgomery County Court of Special Appeals, 1972-1979;
Judge, Montgomery County Court of Appeals, 1979-1984;
Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1979-1984.

Born in Brooklyn New York, September 1, 1928.  Attended Erasmus Hall High School; Goucher College, B.A., 1948; LL.D., 1979; Yale Law School, LL.B., 1951.  Admitted to the District of Columbia Bar, 1952; admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1963. Died November 11, 1984.

Secretary, Maryland Department of Employment and Social Services, 1970-1972.
Chairperson, governor's Interagency Committee on Childhood Development.
Chairperson, Maryland Manpower Planning Council.
Outstanding Contribution by a Woman in the Field of Law, New York Women's Bar Association.
Maryland's Distinguished Citizen's Award.
Person of the Year Award, Montgomery County Sentinel.
Who's Who in America.
World's Who's Who of Women.
Member, American, Maryland State, Montgomery County, Women's, and District of Columbia Bar associations.
Member, National Association of Women Judges.
Member, American Judicature Society.
Member, Montgomery County Board of Appeals.
Member, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
Member, Zoning Hearing Examiner for Montgomery County.


Stiverson, Gregory A., ed.  Maryland Manual 1983-1984.  Annapolis:  The Hall of Records Commission, 1983.

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