EDWARD S. NORTHROP. Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, since 1981 (Judge, 1961-70; Chief Judge, 1970-81).
Member, Maryland Senate, 1955-61; majority leader (first chair, committee on taxation & fiscal affairs; chair, finance committee). Organizer of Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, instrumental in establishing areawide mass transit commission. Member, Committee on Administration of the Probation System, Judicial Conference of the United States; U.S. District Court Metropolitan Chief Judges' Conference (past member, steering committee). Advisory Corrections Council of the U.S., 1977-; Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 1979-; State-Federal Judicial Council of Maryland (chair, 1973-74); U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review.
Born in Chevy Chase, Maryland, June 12, 1911. George Washington University Law School, LL.B., 1937. Private practice of law in Chevy Chase until 1941. Served in U.S. Navy, 1941-45, in all theatres, achieving rank of commander (decorated by both Army and Navy). Later associated with Lambert, Hart, and Northrop. Distinguished Service Award, George Washington University Law School, 1975; Distinguished Citizen Award, State of Maryland, 1981; Service Award, Federal Bar Association; Special Merit Citation in recognition of outstanding service for improvement of the administration of justice, American Judicature Society, 1982; Distinguished Service Award, Maryland State Bar Association, Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Maryland Senate.
July 10, 1998
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