Photos of Pr. George's state's attorneys unveiled
For as far back as anyone can remember, hallways and some of the courtrooms in the Upper Marlboro courthouse have been adorned with portraits of former and current Circuit and District court judges.
But there were no images of the Prince George's State's Attorney, the county's top law enforcement officer -- until Wednesday.
In a brief ceremony, William D. Missouri, chief administrative judge of the 7th Judicial Circuit, which includes Prince George's, introduced to a crowd of about 75 people photos of the current state's attorney, Glenn F. Ivey, and 11 others who have held the post since 1924.
Missouri, who returned to work recently after being treated for a pulmonary embolism he suffered last month, was greeted with a warm round of applause.
Among those on hand for the ceremony were Ivey, the man he succeeded, County Executive Jack B. Johnson, Alexander Williams Jr., who is now a federal judge in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Arthur A. "Bud" Marshall Jr, who served from 1963 until 1986, and Circuit Court Judge Toni E. Clarke, who was the county's top prosecutor on an interim basis for one month in 1994.
The photo gallery is displayed on the third floor, outside the state's attorney's offices. Missouri said he was proud to have completed the project before he will have to retire next year, when he will be 70, the mandatory retirement age.
Missouri credited Adonah Townshend, a secretary who has worked in the state's attorney's office since 1977, with reminding hiim to bring the idea to fruition.
-- Ruben Castaneda
December 17, 2009; 8:15 AM ET
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