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John Cole Eldridge

John Cole Eldridge was state supreme court justice. Bar: Maryland 1960, District of Columbia 1961. Member Anne Arundel County Bar Association, Annapolis Yacht Club.


  • Eldridge, John Cole was born on November 13, 1933 in Baltimore. Son of Arthur Clement and Bertha Jean (Klitch) Eldridge.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Harvard University, 1955. Bachelor of Laws, University Maryland, 1959.


    • Law clerk to chief judge The United States of America Court Appeals 4th Circuit, 1959-1961. Trial attorney appellate section, civil division Department Justice, 1961-1967, assistant chief appellate section, 1967-1969. Chief legislation officer, counsel Staff of Governor of Maryland, 1969-1974.

      Judge Court Appeals Maryland, Annapolis, Maryland, 1974—2003. Chairman Maryland Advisory Board Correction, 1969-1970. Director Annapolis Fine Arts Foundation, 1974-1977.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Maryland 1960, District of Columbia 1961.


    All human life is sacred and created by God and therefore, we must see all human life as significant and valuable. When governments implement the death penalty, then the life of the convicted person is devalued and all possibility of change in that person’s life ends.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    The Gospel of Christ shows the essential steps that one must take to attain the goal of salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Every Church member should be seeking in various ways to renew and expand the opportunities for Christian conversation about the things that matter.


    Member Anne Arundel County Bar Association, Annapolis Yacht Club.


    • Married Dayne S. Worsham, July 15, 1961. Children: Kathryn Chandler, John Cole.
    • father: Arthur Clement Eldridge
    • mother: Bertha Jean (Klitch) Eldridge
    • spouse: Dayne S. Worsham
    • children: Kathryn Chandler Eldridge
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    Born November 13, 1933