Born 1941 in Princeton, NJ
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court, District of Maryland
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 11, 1987, to a seat vacated by Frank A. Kaufman; Confirmed by the Senate on February 19, 1988, and received commission on February 22, 1988. Service terminated on August 10, 1990, due to appointment to another judicial position.
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on May 11, 1990, to a seat vacated by Harrison Lee Winter; Confirmed by the Senate on August 3, 1990, and received commission on August 7, 1990.
Kenyon College, A.B., 1962
University of Munich 1962-63
Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1966
Private practice, Piper & Marbury, Baltimore, Maryland, 1966-1988
Chair, Committee to rewrite Maryland Rules of Procedure
Chair, Advisory Committee on Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, 1996-2000; member 1993-1996
Senior Lecturing Fellow, Duke Law School, 1994-
Co-Author, Maryland Rules Commentary