PETER J. MESSITTE, Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, since 1993. Member, International Judicial Relations Committee, U.S. Judicial Conference, 1997-.

Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, 1985-93. Born in Washington, DC, July 17, 1941. Attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Maryland; Amherst College, B.A., cum laude, 1963; University of Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1966 (1st prize, Karl Llewelyn Moot Court Competition, 1965). Peace Corps Volunteer, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1967-68. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1969. Member, Inter-American, American, District of Columbia, Maryland State and Montgomery County Bar Associations. Member, American Law Institute. Bencher and past president, Montgomery County Inn of Court. Vice-President and General Counsel, Community Psychiatric Clinic, 1975-85. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention (chair of uncommitted delegate caucus), 1980. Distinguished Alumnus Award, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 1984. Elizabeth Scull Award for outstanding community service to Montgomery County, 1993. Century of Service Award, Montgomery County Bar Association, 1999. Office: (301) 344-0632.

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