Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Norman R. Stone, Jr.
MSA SC 3520-12133


Born in Baltimore, Maryland, September 8, 1935.  Attended Baltimore public schools; University of Baltimore; University of Baltimore School of Law, LL.B., 1960.  Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1960.  Married; four children, including Norman R. Stone, III.

General Assembly:
Member of Senate, Baltimore County, 1967-January 14, 2015. Democrat. President Pro Tem, 1995-99. President Pro Tem Emeritus, 2000-15. Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1967-75, 1987-99, 2004-15 (vice-chair, 1987-94); Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1967-82, 2009-15 (past chair & vice-chair); Legislative Policy Committee, 1983-89, 1995-2015. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 2003-15. Member, Executive Nominations Committee, 1975-2003. Chair, Constitutional and Public Law Committee, 1983-84 (vice-chair, 1975-82). Member, Rules Committee, 1983-2003. Chair, Economic and Environmental Affairs Committee, 1985-86. Member, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 1985-86, 2001-04 (environment subcommittee, 2001-04; licensing & regulatory affairs subcommittee, 2001-04; chair, ethics & election law subcommittee, 2003-04); Tort and Insurance Reform Oversight Committee, 1988-93; Joint Task Force on Maryland's Procurement Law, 1994. Co-Chair, Task Force to Examine Crime Victims' Rights Laws in Maryland, 1995-2003. Member, Article 27 (crimes & punishments) Revision Committee, 1995-2008; Budget and Taxation Committee, 2000 (public safety, transportation & environment subcommittee, 2000); Joint Committee on Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas, 2003; Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area, 2003-09. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2011 (member, 1996, 2007). Member, Task Force to Study Court Decision regarding Pit Bulls, 2012. Chair, Baltimore County Delegation, 1968-72, 2003-10. Member, Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-15; Maryland Labor Caucus, 2005-15; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-15.

Member, House of Delegates, 1963-67, representing Baltimore County. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1963-67.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Member, Governor's Commission to Review Laws Governing the Workmen's Compensation Laws; Task Force on Permits Simplification, 1979-80; Golden Age Card Task Force, 1982-83; Sewage Sludge Management Commission, 1982-83; Tillie Frank Task Force, 1982-83; Governor's Task Force to Review the Defense of Insanity, 1982-84; Energy Overcharge Restitution Trust Fund Board of Trustees, 1984-85; Maryland Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission, 1984-89; Committee to Study Anticipated Sewage Treatment Needs, 1986-87; Sentencing Guidelines Advisory Board, 1987-99; 15 Percent Plan Task Force, 1995-96; Commission on the Future of Maryland Courts, 1995-97; Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 1995-. Co-Chair, Task Force to Study Motor Vehicle Liens, Regulation of Towing Practices, and the Disposition of Unclaimed Vehicles, 1997. Member, Task Force on Driver's Education Programs in Maryland, 1999. Senate Chair, Task Force to Study the Comprehensive Licensing of Automotive-Related Industries, 1999. Member, State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1999-2000; Attainment Plan (federal air quality standards) Task Force, Department of the Environment, 2000-04; Task Force to Study the Economic Development of the Maryland Seafood and Aquaculture Industries, 2002-04 (seafood industry work group); State Advisory Council on Water Security and Sewerage Systems, 2004; Criminal Justice Information Advisory Board, 2007-; Maryland Quiet Vehicles and Pedestrian Safety Task Force, 2009-10; Task Force on Industrial Job Creation in Baltimore County, 2011-12.

Attorney. Member, Maryland State Bar Association. Past president, North Point Improvement Association; past president, St. Luke's Holy Name Society. Member, Beth Council Knights of Columbus; Edgemere Moose; North Point Peninsula Community Coordinating Council. Selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Legislators in United States, Assembly of Governmental Employees, 1982. Conservationist of the Year, Clean Water Action, 1986. Town Notable, Legislative District 7, Dundalk Eagle Newspaper. Legislator of the Year, Baltimore Building Trades Council, 1993. Legislator of the Year, Maryland State Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police, 1994. Annual Award of Excellence, Local 37, International Union of Operating Engineers, 2002. Maryland Champion of Victims' Award, Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, 2003. First Citizen Award, Maryland Senate, 2009. Honorary member, Ironworkers International and Local 16.

Return to Norman R. Stone's Introductory Page

This information resource of the Maryland State Archives is presented here for fair use in the public domain. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: Rights assessment for associated source material is the responsibility of the user.

Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!

[ Archives' Home Page  ||  All About Maryland  ||  Maryland Manual On-Line  ||  Reference & Research
||  Search the Archives   ||  Education & Outreach  ||  Archives of Maryland Online ]

Governor     General Assembly    Judiciary     Maryland.Gov

Copyright December 22, 2014 Maryland State Archives