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Lawyer , United States senator from Maryland

Joseph D. Tydings, American lawyer, specializing in the field of. Member of Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP.


Tydings, Joseph Davies was born on May 4, 1928 in Asheville, North Carolina, United States. Son of Millard E. and Eleanor (Davies) Tydings.


Graduate, McDonogh (Maryland.) School, 1946;Bachelor of Arts, University Maryland., 1951;Bachelor of Laws, University Maryland., 1953.


Worked at Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP (Washington, DC) specializing in General Practice. Admitted to the bar, 1952, Maryland. 1962, United States. Supreme Court.

1971, District of Columbia. Delta Theta Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa. Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Eta Sigma.

Member, Board of Editors, Maryland Law Review, 1952-1953. Author: "Improving the Federal Judicial System," American Criminal Law Quarterly, Winter, 1966. "Modernizing the Federal Judiciary," Journal of Missouri Bar, November, 1966.

"A Fresh Approach to Judicial Administration," Journal of American Judicature Society, August-September, 1966. "Modernizing the Administration of Justice," Judicature, April, 1967. "Management Consultants can Break Logjams in Nation's Courts," American Trial Lawyers, March, 1967.

"A National Program for Reform in Judicial Administration," Trial Judges Journal, January, 1967. "Court of the Future," St. Louis University Law Journal, 1969. "Air Crash Litigation: A Judicial Problem-A Congressional Solution," American University Law Review, March, 1969.

"Fair Play for Consumers," Trial, March, 1970. "D.C. Court Reform and Criminal Procedure Act of 1970: An Overview," D.C. Bar Journal, August-December, 1970. "Improving Archaic Judicial Machinery," American Bar Association Journal, February, 1971.

Member, Maryland House of Delegates, 1955-1961. United States. Attorney, District of Maryland, 1961-1963. United States. Senator, Maryland, 1965-1971.

Senior Consultant, United Nations Fund For Population Activities, 1971-1988. Member, 1974-1984, Vice Chairman, 1980-1982 and Chairman, 1982-1984, Board of Regents, University of Maryland. Chairman, United States.

Circuit and District Courts Nominating Commission for the District of Columbia, 1977-1979. Honorary Chairman, Population Action International, 1975—. Special Consultant to Steering Committee, World Conference of Parliamentarians Concerned With Population and Development.

SRI LANKA, 1979. Founding Trustee and President, Global Committee of Parliamentarians Concerned with Population and Development, 1982-1985. Trustee, United States. Japan Foundation, 1983-1992.

Trustee, University of Maryland Foundation, 1984—. Member: District of Columbia Bar. Maryland State Bar Association.

For more than 40 years, Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin & Oshinsky LLP's goal has been to achieve results for its clients. The firm has long served as litigation counsel in numerous cases of national importance throughout the United States. In the past two decades, DSM&O's capabilities have branched out well beyond the litigation arena.

Some of the nation's most distinguished attorneys practicing in areas such as bankruptcy, corporate, energy, environment, financial institutions, government contracts, intellectual property, international trade and public policy have joined the firm. Today, versatility and breadth of experience across legal disciplines enable DSM&O to respond immediately and efficiently with a team approach to a client's most urgent and complex legal problems.


  • Bar: Maryland. bar 1952.


Member Maryland. House of Delegates from Hartford Country, 1955-1961. Campaign manager for John F. Kennedy in Maryland. Primary, 1960. Served with Army of the United States, 1946-1948, European Theatre of Operations.

Member American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland. Bar Association, Center Club, University Club, Elkridge-Hartford Hunt Club, Metropolitan Club, Chevy Chase Club, Maryland. Club, Lotos Club.


Children: Mary Tydings Smith, Millard E. II, Emlen, Eleanor Davies, Alexandra.

Millard E. Tydings

Eleanor (Davies) Tydings

Mary Tydings Smith Tydings

Millard E. II Tydings

Emlen Tydings

Eleanor Davies Tydings

Alexandra Tydings