RALPH H. FRANCE II, Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 11, Washington County, November 14, 1995 to April 30, 2009. Retired April 30, 2009. Member, Committee on Civil Procedures, 1997-2000, and Judicial Education Committee, 1999-2000, District Court of Maryland. Member, Civil Law and Procedure Committee, 2000-01, 2002-05; Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 2001-02, 2005-08; and Legislative Committee, 2002-08, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Administrative Judges Committee, District Court of Maryland, 2003-04.

Member, Inquiry Panel, Attorney Grievance Commission, 1988-95. County Attorney, Washington County, 1989-95. Member, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Washington County, 2008-09.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, July 9, 1941. Attended Baltimore City College; Franklin and Marshall College, B.A., 1962; University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1965. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1965. Served in U.S. Naval Reserve, Judge Advocate General's Corps (active duty, 1966-69; reserve, 1969-93). Member, American Bar Association (chair, veterans administration law section); Maryland State Bar Association; Washington County Bar Association (president, 1989-90). Member, Judge Advocates Association; Naval Reserve Lawyers Association. Director, Washington County Help Line. Member, Hagerstown Civil War Round Table (president, 1996).

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