Charles R. “Chip” Dashiell, Jr.
is a retired attorney. He practiced with the law firm of Hearne & Bailey, P.A. in Salisbury, Maryland from his admission to the Maryland Bar in 1973 until his retirement in December 2018. Mr. Dashiell served as president of that firm from 1991-2011. He is a former member of the Wicomico County Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, and is a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation.
Mr. Dashiell is a member of the board of directors and treasurer of First Shore Federal Savings and Loan Association, headquartered in Salisbury, Maryland, and also currently serves as chair of the Salisbury-Wicomico County Planning and Zoning Commission, a position he has held since 2010. He formerly served as vice president of the Wicomico County Council from 2002-2006. He is a past chair and lifetime member of the Greater Salisbury Committee, and a past president of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Dashiell has been an advocate for education, in both the private and public sectors. Currently, he is a member of the board of trustees of Wesley College in Dover, Delaware, having served as chair of that board from 1999-2012, and serves as a member of the Wicomico County Education Foundation. He is also a former vice-chair of the board of governors of Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Dashiell and his wife, Ruby, a retired school psychologist with the Wicomico County Board of Education, are lifelong residents of Wicomico County. He is an active member of his community, serving on the board of Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Service, a non-profit organization striving to cultivate sustainable neighborhoods in the City of Salisbury and surrounding areas, and as a trustee of the Wicomico County Library. He is also a former member of the regional Airport Commission, past president of the Blood Bank of the Eastern Shore, and a former member of the executive committee of the Blood Bank of Delmarva. Mr. Dashiell has also been involved with several foundations serving the local community, including the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and Wor-Wic Community College Foundation.
Mr. Dashiell is a lifelong member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Salisbury, Maryland, having served the local church, the Salisbury District, and the Peninsula Delaware Conference in a variety of capacities.
Mr. Dashiell earned his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from Wake Forest University, and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Wesley College. He is a recipient of the Rotary Four Way Test Award, the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Award, and the Boy Scout Distinguished Citizen Award.