Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Howard "Pete" Rawlings (1937-2003)
MSA SC 3520-12298


Born Howard Peters Rawlings, in Baltimore, Maryland, March 17, 1937.  Attended Baltimore public schools; Morgan State University, B.S., mathematics; University of Wisconsin, M.S., mathematics; University of Maryland, Ph.D. studies. Married; three children, including Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Died November 14, 2003, in Baltimore, Maryland. Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Woodlawn, Maryland.

General Assembly:
House of Delegates, Legislative District 40 (D), Baltimore City, 1979-2003.  Chair, Appropriations Committee, 1992-2003 (member, 1979-2003; vice-chair, 1987-91; chair, health & the environment subcommittee, 1980-86). Member, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1992-2003; Legislative Policy Committee, 1992-2003 (management subcommittee); Spending Affordability Committee, 1992-2003; Special Committee on Gaming, 2001-2003. Member, Special Joint Committee on the Medical Assistance Program, 1988-92. House Chair, Joint Expenditure Study Group on Health, Housing, Economic Development, and the Environment, 1991. Member, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1991-92; Joint Budget and Audit Committee; 1991-92; Joint Task Force on Maryland's Procurement Law, 1993-94. House Chair, Joint Oversight Committee on State Employees Health Insurance, 1994. Member, Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 1996; Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97. Speaker's Advisory Committee on Legislative Redistricting, 2001-2003; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2002. Member, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus (vice-chair, drug treatment committee, 2001-2003; member, budget committee, 2000, state budget committee, 2000, historically black colleges & universities committee, 2001-2003).

Private Career and Other Public Service:
College teacher; mathematician. Member, Maryland Education Council, Education Commission of the States, 1984-2003 (chair, policy & priorities committee, 1986-87). Board of Directors, University of Maryland Medical System Corporation, 1984-2003. Member, Project Advisory Council, Children and Family Services Reform Initiative, 1988-96; Maryland Housing Policy Commission, 1988-97; Advisory Committee for Educational Block Grants, 1991-94; Governor's Task Force on School Construction, 1992-93; Task Force on Maryland Building Performance Standards, 1992-93; Governor's Commission on School Funding, 1993; Schools for Success and Goals 2000 Advisory Panel, 1994-96. Vice-Chair, Governor's Task Force to Reform the State Personnel Management System, 1995-96. Member, Task Force on Education Funding Equity, Accountability, and Partnerships, 1997-98; Task Force to Study the Governance, Coordination, and Funding of the University System of Maryland, 1998-99; Commission on Transportation Investment, 1999; Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence, 1999, 2000-02; Task Force to Study College Readiness for Disadvantaged and Capable Students, 2000-01 (chair, financial aid subcommittee, 2000-01); Commission on Maryland's Fiscal Structure, 2002-03; Transportation Task Force, 2003. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000. Board member, Maryland Historical Society; Action for the Homeless; Maryland Education Coalition; Maryland Low-Income Housing Coalition. John R. Hargreaves Distinguished Legislative Fellow Award, 2003. President's Medal, The Johns Hopkins University, 2003. First Citizen Award, 2004. Thomas Kennedy Award, 2013.

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