[photo, James N. Vaughan, Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland] JAMES N. VAUGHAN, Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland, September 18, 2001 to December 28, 2004. Retired December 28, 2004.

District Administrative Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 10 (Carroll & Howard counties), December 27, 1990 to September 17, 2001 (Associate Judge, 1982-90).

Chair, Administrative Judges Committee, District Court of Maryland, 2001-04 (member, 1990-2001). Member, Judicial Compensation Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1993-2004; Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 1995-2001. Member, Judicial Council, 2001-04, and Legislative Committee, 2001-04, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission, 2001; Advisory Board, Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, 2001-04; Technology Oversight Board, 2001-04. Chair, Bail System Task Force, 2003-07.

Deputy State's Attorney, Howard County, 1966. Examiner, Howard County Circuit Court, 1967-70. Assistant County Solicitor, Howard County, 1967-73. Member, Governor's Executive Committee on Drunk and Drugged Drivers, 1993-94.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, December 29, 1934. University of Baltimore, A.A., 1954. Served in U.S. Army, 1957; Maryland National Guard, 1957-63. Mt. Vernon School of Law, LL.B., 1960. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1960. Member, Maryland State Bar Association. Past President, Howard County Bar Association. Member, Democratic State Central Committee, Howard County, 1970-74.

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