Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Mary Arabian (1920-2002)
MSA SC 3520-13102


Born December 5, 1920 in Washington, D.C.  Daughter of Adam Arabian and Rose Kachadourian-Arabian.  Attended Montebello Grammar School; Clifton Park Junior High; Eastern High School, graduated 1939; University of Maryland, College Park; University of Maryland School of Law.  Admitted to the Maryland bar, 1945. Died August 25, 2002, Perry Hall, Maryland.

Employed at a real estate title company, 1940s.
Partner, Schaefer, Waltjen & Arabian, 1951-59.
Assistant city solicitor, Baltimore City, 1959-60.
First woman president, Alumni Association, University of Maryland School of Law, 1959-60.
Assistant attorney general of Maryland, 1960-61.
First woman judge, Municipal Court of Baltimore City, 1961-70 (after 1962 served as Housing Court judge).
Woman of the Year, Hebrew Noble Ladies, 1961.
Woman of the Year, Maryland Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, 1963.
Member, Board of Regents, University of Maryland, 1966-67.
Judge, District Court of Maryland, Baltimore City, 1970-74.
Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit, 1974-90.
Americanism Award, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1975.
Chair, Public Awareness Committee of the Maryland Judicial Conference, 1984-87.
Member, Commission on Judicial Disabilities, 1987-date unknown.
Member, Maryland State, Baltimore and Women's Bar Associations.

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