JOHN H. TISDALE, Associate Judge, Frederick County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, January 23, 1995 to July 1, 2011. Retired July 1, 2011. Member, Juvenile Law Committee, 1995-98, Mental Health, Alcoholism and Addiction Committee, 1998-2002, and Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 2002-05, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Judges, Masters and Juvenile Justice Committee, 1996-2011. Circuit Representative, 6th Judicial Circuit, Conference of Circuit Judges, 2005-08. Chair, Judicial Ethics Committee, 2006-11 (member, 2002-11, 2014-), Maryland Judicial Conference.

Board of Trustees, Public Library System, Frederick County, 1976-85 (president, 1978-82). Inquiry Panal, Attorney Grievance Commission, 1979-89. Board of Trustees, Frederick Community College, 1985-95 (chair, 1992-94).

Born in Washington, DC, June 21, 1945. U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., 1967. Served in U.S. Navy, active duty, 1967-71; U.S. Naval Reserve (retired commander). Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1974. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1974; Virginia Bar, 1974. Member, Maryland State and Virginia State Bar Associations; Frederick County Bar Association (president, 1998; president-elect, 1997; secretary, 1994, 1995; chair, continuing education committee, 1987-90; chair, constitution committee, 1992-94). Chair, Maryland 350th Anniversary Committee, Frederick County, 1983-84. Director, Rotary Club of Frederick, 1986-94 (president, 1991-92); Frederick Memorial Hospital, 1987 (treasurer, 1989); Bishop Claggett Center, Buckeystown, 1991-94 (vice-chair, 1993-94). Member, Estate Planning Council, Frederick County. Anselm Sodaro Judicial Civility Award, Maryland State Bar Association, 2011.

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