[Photograph of Court of Special Appeals Judge] ANDREW L. SONNER, Judge, Court of Special Appeals, 7th Appellate Circuit, since November 1996. Chair, State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1999-.

Deputy State's Attorney, Montgomery County, 1967-71. State's Attorney, Montgomery County, 1971-96. Member, State's Attorneys' Coordination Council, 1979-91. Member, Governor's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, 1979-82; Maryland Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, 1982-85. Chair, Criminal Justice Commission, Montgomery County, 1985-87. Member, Task Force on Sentencing and Intermediate Sanctions of the Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1996; Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1996. Born in Middletown, Ohio, July 11, 1934. American University, B.A., 1957; American University School of Law, J.D., 1963. Member, American, Maryland State and Montgomery County Bar Associations. Private law practice, 1964-66. Member, American Judicature Society, 1969-. Board of Directors, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, 1971-96 (president, 1973-76). Member, Advisory Committee on the National Consortium on Violence Research, 1996. Instructor, American Academy of Judicial Education, 1970-76. Professorial Lecturer, American University School of Law, 1971-79. Lecturer, University of Maryland, 1975-; Montgomery College, 1977-87. Numerous publications in professional journals. Distinguished Alumni Award, American University School of Law, 1979. Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award, Maryland State Bar Association, 1988. Certificate of Merit for outstanding contributions in the field of victims rights and services, Governor of Maryland, 1988. Wasserstein Public Interest Fellowship Award, Harvard University School of Law, 1992.

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