ROBERT E. STROBLE, Republican, District 11. Born in Williamsport, Pa., May
14, 1940. Attended Williamsport public schools; Lock Haven State College, B.S.,
1963; Loyola College, M.Ed., 1967; Morgan State University, M.S., 1970; University
of Maryland, Ph.D., 1975; Fulbright Fellow (India); Educator. Recipient of numer-
ous distinguished service awards and citations. Widower. Member of the House of
Delegates, 1971 - 1975. Member of the Senate since 1975. District office: 1839 Locust
Ridge Rd., Lutherville-Timonium 21093; tel. 252-2320. Annapolis office: 406 James
Bldg., 21401; tel. 841-3565.
EDWARD P. THOMAS, Republican, District 3. Born in Frederick, August 3,
1928. Attended Frederick public schools; Mercersburg Academy; Washington and
Lee University, B.A., 1950. Businessman. Served in the U.S. Army, 1950-1952.
Chairman, Republican State Central Committee of Maryland, 1973-1974. Chair-
man, Frederick County Republican State Central Committee, 1966-1970. Member,
Frederick County G.O.P. Club; Eagles; Lions; Fraternal Order of Police; Frederick
Catoctin Club; Frederick Touchdown Club. Secretary, National BPAA; secretary-
treasurer, Maryland State BPAA; chairman, BPAA Legislative Committee. Member,
Frederick Cotillion Club; Frederick County Farm Bureau; Loyal Order of Moose;
B.P.O. Elks; American Legion; AMVETS; V.F.W.; Board of Visitors, Maryland
School for the Deaf. Married; four children. Member of the Senate since 1971.
Served on Judicial Proceedings Committee; Economic Affairs Committee; Joint
Committee on Corrections; Executive Nominations Committee; numerous gubernato-
rial commissions and task forces. District office: 10 W. College Terr., Frederick
21701; tel. 662-0713. Annapolis office: 403 James Bldg., 21401; tel. 841-3575.
VERDA F. WELCOME, Democrat, District 40. Born in Lake Lure, N.C. Attended
North Carolina and Delaware public schools; Coppin Normal School; Morgan State
College, B.S., 1939; New York University, M.S., 1943; Columbia University. Former
teacher. Public member. State Department Foreign Service Selection Boards. Mem-
ber, Americans for Democratic Action; Board of Governors, 4th District Democratic
Organization of Baltimore City, Inc.; Valiant Women's Democratic Club; Baltimore
Urban League. Board member. Citizen's Planning and Housing Association; League
of Women Voters; Maryland State Division, American Association of University
Women. Life member, NAACP. Member, National Order of Women Legislators;
Advisory Board, Provident Hospital. Founder and member, Mondawmin Improve-
ment Association. Life member. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Received many distin-
guished service awards and citations. Married. Member of the House of Delegates,
1959-1963. Member of the Senate since 1963. Vice-chairman, Executive Nomina-
tions Committee. Member, Senate Finance Committee. District office: 3423 Holmes
Avenue, Baltimore 21217; tel. 669-7110. Annapolis office: 101 Pres. Wing, James
Bldg., 21401; tel. 841-3673.
PATRICK T. WELSH, Democrat, District 8. Born in Baltimore, August 12, 1950.
Attended Baltimore County parochial schools; Towson State College, B.A., 1972.
Steelworker. Member, Mayor's Advisory Committee on Municipal Problems and So-
lutions, 1973; Concerned Citizens of Dundalk; Dundalk Police Community Relations
Council; Dundalk Concert Association; Dundalk Knights of Columbus. Member of
the House of Delegates 1975-1979. Member of the House Economic Matters Com-
mittee; Secretary of the Baltimore County Delegation, 1977-1978. Member of the
Port of Baltimore Subcommittee, 1977. Member of the Senate since 1979. Vice-chair-
man, Baltimore County Delegation. Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee; Joint
Committee on Juvenile Justice; Joint Committee on Corrections. District office: 238
Dunkirk Bldg., Dunmanway, Dundalk 21222; tel. 282-2340. Annapolis office: 310
James Bldg , 21401; Id K41.3600