COURT OF APPEALS

FORMER JUDGE


[Photograph of Court of Appeals Judge] ROBERT C. MURPHY, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals, 2nd Appellate Circuit, 1972-96. Chair, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1972-96. Member, Judicial Compensation Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference. Retired October 1996.

Chief Judge, Court of Special Appeals, 1967-72.


Attorney General of Maryland, 1966 (special assistant attorney general, 1955-59; assistant attorney general, 1959-62; deputy attorney general, 1963-66). Member, Board of Trustees of the State Colleges, 1970-71. Chair, Commission on Judicial Disabilities, 1971-72. Chair, Hall of Records Commission, 1972-96; Library Committee, State Law Library, 1972-96. Member, Governor's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, 1972-82; Task Force on Crime, 1976; Maryland Heritage Committee, 1982-85; Maryland Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, 1982-87; Governing Board, Council of State Governments, 1986-96. President, Conference of Chief Justices, 1986-87. Chair, Board of Directors, National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1986-87. Member, Governor's Advisory Board for Justice Assistance, 1987-92. Chair, Judicial Liaison Committee (with Department of Juvenile Services), 1990-96. Member, Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1996. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, October 9, 1926. Attended Forest Park High School, Baltimore. Served in U.S. Navy, 1944-46. University of Maryland; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1951. Law clerk to Judge William P. Cole, Jr., U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, Washington, DC, 1951-52. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1952. Member, Maryland State Bar Association. Former Chair and present member, Board of Trustees, University of Maryland Alumni Association-International. Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Maryland, University of Baltimore, and Washington College. Paul C. Reardon Award, National Center for State Courts, 1997.

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