Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

John A. Cade (1929-1996)
MSA SC 3520-2218


Born in Charleston, South Carolina, July 2, 1929.  Attended Kentucky and Ohio parochial schools; Xavier University, B.S., 1953; Northwestern University, M.B.A., 1954; two years law school - Chase College and University of Maryland.  Married.  Died in Ocean City, Maryland, November 14, 1996.

General Assembly:
Member of Senate (R) 33, Anne Arundel County, 1975-96.  Minority Leader, 1984-96 (minority whip, 1982-83).  Senate Chair, Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 1988-96.  Member, Constitutional and Public Law Committee, 1975-77; Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1978-79; Finance Committee, 1980; Budget and Taxation Committee, 1981-96 (capital budget subcommittee; revenues & taxes subcommittee; chair, health, education & human resources subcommittee, 1995-96); Rules Committee, 1984-96.  Member, Legislative Policy Committee (management subcommittee); Spending Affordability Committee; Special Joint Committee on Economic Development Strategy; Joint Expenditure Study Group on Education and Human Resources, 1991; Joint Subcommittee on State's Capital Program; Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96.  Chair, Anne Arundel County Delegation.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Served in U.S. Marine Corps, 1946-48, 1950-51.  Professional business and real estate consultant. Graduate of Realtor's Institute (G.R.I.).  Member, Anne Arundel County Charter Board, 1962-63; Anne Arundel County Council, 1965-70.  Distinguished Service Award, Glen Burnie Jaycees, 1963.  Presidential Elector, Maryland, 1972.  Member, Maryland Commission on the Capital City, 1975-83; Task Force to Study the Funding of Public Education, 1983-84; Maryland Historical Trust, 1985-92; Task Force to Study Independent Salary-Setting Authorities, 1985-86; Fiscal Review Committee, 1986; Special Committee on the Port of Baltimore, 1987; Governor's Transportation Revenue Committee, 1990-91; Chesapeake Bay Commission, 1995-96.  Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1988.

In 1998, the Maryland General Assembly called for the dedication of the Maryland portion of Interstate Route 97 as the Senator John A. Cade Memorial Highway
(Joint Resolution no. 7, Acts of 1998).

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