Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

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


Newspaper/Magazine Articles -

Lippman, Thomas W. "Republicans Blast DAG Program, See Property Tax Rise." The Washington Post, 19 October 1966.

Parks, Michael. "Woman is Chosen for Cabinet." The Baltimore Sun, 16 April 1970.

White, C. Mason. "Mrs. Davidson named special appeals judge." The Baltimore Sun, 3 November 1972.

Phelps, Timothy M. “Lee selects woman for top court.” The Baltimore Sun, 20 December 1978.

“Mr. Lee’s Court Contribution.” 21 December 1978.

Phelps, Timothy M. “Rita Davidson reflects on latest ‘routine miracle’.” The Baltimore Sun, 24 December 1978.

“Davidson joins ‘male bastion’.” The Baltimore Sun, 17  January 1979.

“Woman welcomed to high court.” The Evening Capital (Annapolis), 17 January 1979.

Bainbridge, J.S. “Judge Davidson faces vote on pioneering role.” The Washington Post, 23 October 1980.

“Maryland’s Appellate Judges.” The Washington Post, 29 October 1980.

Roylance, Frank D. "Judge Davidson, dead at 56, carried torch for the people." The Evening Sun (Baltimore), 12 November 1984.

"Md. High Court Judge Rita Davidson Dies," The Washington Post, 12 November 1984.

Zorzi, William F., Jr. and Scott Shane. "Appeals Judge Rita Davidson Dies." The Baltimore Sun, 13  November 1984.

Foley, Mont. “Judge Davidson was first woman on appeals court.” The Montgomery Journal, 13 November 1984.

"Rita Davidson's death is good society's loss." The Montgomery Journal, 13  November 1984.

Spolar, Chris. "Colleagues Remember Davidson; Judge: Champion of Liberal Causes." The Washington Post, 13  November 1984.

Editorial, "Judge Rita C. Davidson." The Baltimore Sun, 14 November 1984.

"Judge Rita C. Davidson, 56, mourned by 750 at funeral." The Evening Sun (Baltimore), 14  November 1984.

Arnoult, Sandra. "An Appreciation; Judge Rita Davidson: A Woman of Firsts." Washington Jewish Week, 15  November 1984.

"Rita Charmatz Davidson." The Washington Post, 15  November 1984.

Byron, Wic. "Maryland in Focus: Judge Rita Davidson." 16 November 1984.

"Judge Rita Davidson." The Montgomery County Sentinel, 16 November 1984.

Kapiloff, Leonard, “A Tribute.” The Montgomery County Sentinel, 16 November 1984.

Sjoerdsma, Ann G. "Rita Charmatz Davidson, 1928-1984: The portrait of a perfectionist, with heart, wit and intelligence." The Daily Record, 20 November 1984.

-------- "Judge Davidson protected fairness, advocated changes in law to benefit people." The Daily Record, 21 November 1984.

Brewington, Pam. "State of the State." Gaithersburg Gazette, 21 November 1984.

"Tributes to Judge Rita C. Davidson," 44 Maryland Law Review 229 (1985).

Thurlow, Katharine. "Profiles." The Maryland Bar Journal 19, no. 5 (June 1986), 24-25.

Other Materials -

Attachments. Women's Hall of Fame Nomination Materials. Submitted by Jeanette R. Wolman.

"2000 Mid-Year Meeting and Rita C. Davidson Awards Dinner a Success!" Women's Bar News, Winter 2000/2001, p. 4.

"Pamela J. White Honored with Esteemed Davidson Award," 14  November 2000.

Rita Charmatz Davidson Biography. Women's Hall of Fame Nomination Materials. Submitted by Women's Political Caucus-Montgomery County c/o Carol S. Petzold.

In Memoriam: Honorable Rita C. Davidson. Annapolis, MD : Court of Appeals, 1985.

"Rita Charmatz Davidson-- 1928-1984." Women's Hall of Fame Nomination Materials Narrative Biography. Submitted by Women's Political Caucus-Montgomery County c/o Carol S. Petzold.

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

Who’s Who of American Women: 1981-1982, 12 ed. Chicago: Marquis Who’s Who Inc.: 1981.

The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Woman, Rita Charmatz Davidson.

Court of Appeals-

Kline v. Ansell, 287 Md. 585 (1980).

Murphy v. Baltimore Gas & Electric Co., 290 Md. 186 (1981)

Schultz v. Pritts, 291 Md. 1 (1981).

In re Application of G.L.S., 292 Md. 378 (1982).

Harper v. Harper, 294 Md. 54 (1982).

Harrison v. Montgomery County Board of Education, 295 Md. 442 (1983).

Maryland Commission For Human Relations v. Bethlehem Steel Corp., 295 Md. 586 (1983).

Foster v. State, 297 Md. 191 (1983).

Scott v. State, 297 Md. 235 (1983).

Tichnell v. State, 297 Md. 1 (1983).

State v. Frazier, 298 Md. 422 (1984).

Gold Coast Mall, Inc. v. Larmar Corporation, 298 Md. 96 (1983).

Odom v. State/Little v. State, 300 Md. 485 (1984).

Grant v. Zich 300 Md. 256 (1984).

Maryland Commission on Human Relations v. Greenbelt Homes, 300 Md. 75 (1984).

Court of Special Appeals-

Sard v. Hardy, 34 Md. App. 217 (1976).

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