JAMES OWEN WISE, Circuit Administrative Judge, 2nd Judicial Circuit (Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's & Talbot counties), 1987-99. County Administrative Judge, Caroline County Circuit Court, 2nd Judicial Circuit, 1987-99 (Associate Judge, 1982-87). Retired January 1999.

State's Attorney, Caroline County, 1970-78. Legal officer, Potomac River Fisheries Commission, 1976-82. Chair, Government Study Commission, Caroline County, 1981. Board of Trustees, Chesapeake College, 1999-2011. Chair, Ethics Commission, Caroline County, 2001-. Member, Caroline County Advisory Council, Mid-Shore Community Foundation, 2007-.

Born in Easton, Maryland, July 8, 1938. Attended Caroline High School, Denton; Washington and Lee University, B.A. (economics), 1960. Served in U.S. Army, 1961; U.S. Army Reserve, 1961-69. University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1965. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1965. President, Denton Volunteer Fire Company, 1970-73. President, Rotary Club of Denton, 1981-82. Member, Temple Lodge 128, AF & AM. President, Board of Trustees, Peninsula Conference, United Methodist Church, 1985-88.

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