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August 15, 2011
Lavanashell Jones, of Columbia, earned a law degree in May from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, in Lansing, Mich. She is also a graduate of Shaw University and Oakland Mills High School. Jones is the daughter of Grace Aytch and Michael Jones.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Donald C. Allen, a retired corporate lawyer who was a founder of the Baltimore law firm of Allen, Thiebolt and Alexander, died Thursday at his home in Jackson, Wyo., of pancreatic cancer. He was 82. The son of Donald E. Allen, a meat inspector, and Alice Diediker Allen, a homemaker, Donald Clinton Allen, the first of six children, was born and raised in Spokane, Wash., where he graduated in 1950 from John Rogers High School. Mr. Allen entered Princeton University in 1950 and withdrew three years later.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2013
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman has hired Barbara J. Wilkins as the new government relations officer for the county. Wilkins replaces Alan Friedman, a holdover from John R. Leopold's administration who retired at the end of June. Wilkins worked most recently at Holland & Knight LLP, where she was senior counsel and handled legislative and regulatory issues for corporations and business trade associations, according to Neuman's office. Before that, Wilkins was vice president of government affairs for the Maryland Chamber of commerce from 1995 until 2001, according to her LinkedIn profile.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2014
Victoria F. "Vickie" Gelfman, a prosecutor in the Howard County state's attorney's office whose blog posts about her struggle with acute myeloid leukemia served as an inspiration to others, died Friday of the disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Ellicott City resident was 31. "Vickie was such a shining star. She was very gifted, talented and had a warm spirit," said Howard County District Judge Pamila J. Brown. "She had a wonderful spirit and a pleasant demeanor. And as a prosecutor, she represented the state so well.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Friday announced the appointment of four new judges to the Baltimore bench. Jeffrey Michael Geller, a Towson business and family law attorney, will join the city's circuit court. He worked most recently within the firm of Miles and Stockbridge, and spent four years within the Maryland Office of the Public Defender earlier in his career. He received his law degree in 1997 from American University's Washington College of Law. Rachel Elizabeth Cogen, Melissa Kaye Copeland, and Jennifer Etheridge were appointed to the district court.
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September 28, 2011
Kara Marie Kiminsky and David Stephen Lynch were married June 26 at Swan Harbor Farm in Havre de Grace. Rabbi Kenneth Block performed the ceremony. The bride, 28, works in Annapolis as an assistant reporter to the Maryland Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, which assists the Court of Appeals in the exercise of its rulemaking power. She was a law clerk to Judge Alexander J. Wright Jr., of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, and to Judge Angela M. Eaves, of the Harford County Circuit Court.
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March 30, 1995
Vice president named at Bank of AnnapolisRussel J. Grimes Jr. has joined Annapolis Bancshares Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Bank of Annapolis, as vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of both.In this capacity, he primarily will be responsible for finance, accounting, financial reporting, data processing and internal controls of the companies.Mr. Grimes has more than 14 years of banking experience and a bachelor of science degree in business management/accounting from the University of Maryland.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2013
A former Baltimore resident and Fells Point business owner, Avril D. Haines, has been named deputy director of the CIA -- the first woman to hold the second-highest position at the agency. Haines, 43, previously worked as a White House deputy assistant and deputy counsel for national security affairs. Prior to that, she served as a legal advisor in the State Department. President Obama named her to the post Wednesday. Before she joined the federal government, Haines co-owned Adrian's Book Cafe in Fells Point and served as president of the Fells Point Business Association in the late '90s.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | February 29, 2012
Baltimore-based Civil Justice, a nonprofit heavily involved in efforts to get homeowners better legal protections and representation, has a new executive director. Leigh Maddox, a retired Maryland State Police captain who teaches at the University of Maryland School of Law, starts Thursday. Maddox has been working with student attorneys at the school since 2008, after a career with the state police that included infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan. She earned her law degree from the University of Maryland in 2004.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2010
Robert Manners Sutton Sr., a retired electrical engineer and Korean War veteran, died Nov. 10 from complications of diabetes at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. The former longtime Severna Park resident was 79. Mr. Sutton, the son of a banker and a homemaker, was born and raised in Baltimore. After graduating in 1949 from Polytechnic Institute, he earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1953 from the Johns Hopkins University. He was drafted into the Army, where he served as a microwave transmitter with the Signal Corps.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
Richard W. "Dick" Bourne, a colorful longtime University of Baltimore law professor who retired earlier this year, died July 12 of pancreatic cancer at his Pylesville farm. He was 71. "He was a wonderful colleague and one of those special men who told you what they thought with good will and a twinkle in their eye," said Robert L. Bogomolny, who recently retired as president of the University of Baltimore. "He retained Southern speech patterns and had extraordinarily good values, and cared deeply about his students and the school," said Dr. Bogomolny.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
Alice S. Lumpkin, an environmentalist and animal lover who with her husband owned and managed their Worthington Valley farm, died Saturday of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 52. The daughter of Dr. Samuel McComb Lumpkin, an ear, nose and throat specialist, and Barbara Seney Waters Lumpkin, a homemaker, Alice Seney Lumpkin was born in Baltimore and raised in Sparks and on Geist Road in Glyndon. After graduating in 1979 from Garrison Forest School, she earned a bachelor's degree in geology with an environmental option from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, in 1984.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
James Rogers Miller Jr., a former state delegate from Montgomery County who spent 15 years as a federal district judge in Baltimore, died of congestive heart failure June 25 at HeartFields Assisted Living at Easton. He was 83. "Judge Miller was an outstanding and brilliant jurist," said U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander, who clerked for Judge Miller in the 1970s. "He tirelessly and skillfully pursued the just resolution of every case. He had an unwavering commitment to the rule of law and an uncompromising integrity.
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Dan Rodricks | June 26, 2014
People of a certain age will appreciate this: Charles G. "Chuck" Bernstein, who loved being a Baltimore circuit judge so much that he made a federal case out of his mandatory retirement at 70, appears to have been elected a judge again. If the tally from Tuesday's primary holds up, Bernstein will return to the bench at the age of 75. He'll probably ride his bike to work, too. The Orphans' Court of Baltimore City does not require its three judges to retire at a particular age. (It didn't even require a law degree until four years ago.)
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
Claude L. Callegary, a retired Baltimore lawyer and World War II veteran who advised five U.S. presidents on veterans' affairs, died June 3 of respiratory failure at the Loch Raven Veterans Administration Living and Rehabilitation Center. He was 92. "Claude was a valued adviser as a founding member of my Veterans Advisory Board," said Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. "As a veteran, advocate and Marylander, he was a true patriot who always valued service over self. " "He was just a superb national head of Disabled American Veterans for a few years, and that concern continued throughout his life.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
Louis J. "Jack" Foudos, former owner of a cleaning and dyeing concern who played a pivotal role in the founding of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Parkville, died May 21 of complications from cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 77. The son of Louis Foudos, a Greek immigrant businessman, and Caroline Smith, a homemaker, Louis John Foudos was born in Baltimore and raised in Parkville. He attended McDonogh School and graduated in 1955 from Calvert Hall College High School.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2014
Victoria F. "Vickie" Gelfman, a prosecutor in the Howard County state's attorney's office whose blog posts about her struggle with acute myeloid leukemia served as an inspiration to others, died Friday of the disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Ellicott City resident was 31. "Vickie was such a shining star. She was very gifted, talented and had a warm spirit," said Howard County District Judge Pamila J. Brown. "She had a wonderful spirit and a pleasant demeanor. And as a prosecutor, she represented the state so well.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2011
Robert G. Hutter, a lawyer and retired college professor, died Feb. 5 of renal failure at St. James Hospital in Hornell, N.Y. The former Hunting Ridge resident was 62. Mr. Hutter, the son of a quality control engineer and a homemaker, was born in Cleveland and raised in Homeland, Parkville and Hunting Ridge. After graduating from the Polytechnic Institute in 1965, he earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1969 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
Thomas D. Washburne Sr., a partner in the Baltimore law firm of Ober/Kaler whose specialty was estate planning, died Tuesday of an unknown neurological disorder at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 86. The son of Hempstead Washburne, a lawyer, and Mary Dennehy Washburne, a homemaker, Thomas Dennehy Washburne was born and raised in Lake Forest, Ill. After graduating in 1945 from the Taft School in Watertown, Conn., he earned a bachelor's degree in 1949 from Princeton University. In 1952, he earned his law degree from the University of Virginia and came to Baltimore to clerk for Judge William C. Coleman, chief judge of the U.S. District Court.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2014
Charlotte J. "Jean" Vieta, a former laboratory assistant who later earned a law degree, died May 5 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at her Monkton home. She was 66. The daughter of William Purdum, an electrical engineer, and Charlotte Purdum, a homemaker, Charlotte Jean Purdum was born in Baltimore and raised at her family's home on Manor Road in Baldwin. After graduating in 1965 from Dulaney High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in biology at what is now Towson University.
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