Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Robert L. Karwacki (1933-2014)
MSA SC 3520-11655


Born in Baltimore, Maryland, August 2, 1933.  Son of Lee Daniel and Marie (Budzynski) Karwacki.  Attended Mt. St. Joseph's High School, Baltimore; University of Maryland, A.B., 1954; University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1956.  Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1956.  Married to (1) Patricia Deal; (2) Marion Elizabeth Harper; three children.  Died June 9, 2014, in Chester, Maryland.

Served in U.S. Army Reserve, 1955-61.  Assistant attorney general for Maryland, 1963-65. Member, Governor's Commission to Revise the Testamentary Laws of Maryland, 1965-69. President, Board of School Commissioners, Baltimore City, 1970-71. Chair, Juvenile Justice Commission, 1975-77. Member, Advisory Board, Juvenile Services Administration, 1976-79. Circuit Administrative Judge, 8th Judicial Circuit, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 1978-84 (Associate Judge, 1973-78). Member, Commission to Study the Judicial Branch of Government, 1981-82.   Judge, Court of Special Appeals, At Large, 1984-90.  Judge, Court of Appeals, 1st Appellate Circuit, 1990-97. Retired August 1997.   Member, American and Maryland State Bar Associations.

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