JAMES W. (JACK) DRYDEN, District Administrative Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 7, Anne Arundel County, April 1998 to July 31, 2007 (Associate Judge, July 10, 1991 to April 1998). Retired July 31, 2007. Member, Juvenile Law Committee, 1993-96, and Family and Domestic Relations Law Committee, 1996-99, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Administrative Judges Committee, 1998-2007, and Committee on Criminal and Motor Vehicle Matters, 1998-2007, District Court of Maryland. Member, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Anne Arundel County, 1998-2007. Member, Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 1999-2007; Drug Treatment Court Commission, 2002-06. Member, Judicial Council, 2006-07. Member, Problem-Solving Courts Standing Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2007.

Assistant State's Attorney, Anne Arundel County, 1973-82. Master in Chancery, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, 1982-91.

Born in Salisbury, Maryland, July 21, 1947. Attended Pocomoke High School, Pocomoke, Maryland; University of Maryland, College Park, B.A., 1969; University of Texas Law School, J.D., 1972. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1973. Member, Anne Arundel County Bar Association. Member, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, 1974-82; Maryland Council of Masters, 1986-91 (president, 1989-91); Margaret Brent Inn of Court, 1989-90. One of Outstanding Young Men of America, U.S. Jaycees, 1978.

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