FRANCIS D. MURNAGHAN, JR. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, since 1979.
Chair, Baltimore City Charter Revision Commission, 1963-64. President, Board of School Commissioners, Baltimore City, 1967-70.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, June 20, 1920. The Johns Hopkins University, A.B., 1941; Harvard University Law School, LL.B., cum laude, 1948. Admitted to Maryland and Pennsylvania Bars, 1949. Served in U.S. Navy, 1942-46 (inactive duty as lieutenant, U.S. Naval Reserve, 1946-49). Member, American and Maryland State Bar Associations; American College of Trial Lawyers. Board of Trustees, The Johns Hopkins University, 1976 - . Chair, Walters Art Gallery, 1979-85 (chair emeritus, 1985 - ; president, 1964-79). Author,"From Figment to Fiction to Philosophy: The Requirement of Proof of Damage in Libel Actions," 22 Catholic University Law Review 1 (1972); "Ave Defamation, Atque Vale Libel and Slander," 6 University of Baltimore Law Review, 27 (1976); and "Preserving the Record in Anticipation of Appeal," The Maryland Appellate Practice Handbook, vol. 1: B-1 (1978).
July 10, 1998
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