Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Beatrice P. Tignor, Ed.D.
MSA SC 3520-12340

Brief Biography:

Born in Brandywine, Maryland, June 2, 1940.  Attended Bowie State College, B.S., 1962; George Washington University, M.A., 1965; Ed.S., administration, 1972; Ed.D.., educational research and statistics, 1975.

General Assembly:
House of Delegates, Prince George's County, 1991-93. Demorcat. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 1991-93;  Joint Expenditure Study Group on Education and Human Resources; County Affairs Committee of Prince George's County delegation.  Senate, District 25 (Prince George's County) 1993-95.  Member, Budget and Taxation Committee; Capital Budget Subcommittee; Health Education and Human Resources Subcommittee; Revenues and Taxes Subcommittee; Joint Committee on Federal Relations; Advisory Commission on Federal-State-Local Relations.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Teacher and reading specialist, Prince George's County public schools.  Instructor and department chair, educational development, Prince George's Community College.  Adjunct faculty in educational research and statistics, George Washington University, Bowie State University.  Member, Faculty Advisory Council to Maryland Higher Education Commission.  Member, Board of Mental Health, 1986-90; Task Force on Feasibility of Future Consolidation of State Psychiatric Hospitals, 1993-.  Member, Women Legislators of Maryland; Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, Prince George's Alliance of Black Elected Officials; the Maryland Women's Caucus, the Prince George's Women's Caucus, the National Conference of State Legislators; Women in Legislative Lobbying.  Board member, Association for Retarded Citizens; the Samaritans; the American Red Cross; the Dr. Benjamin Mays Research Center.  Member, National Council of Negro Women, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; National Council of Alumni Associations, Bowie State University Alumni Association.  Advisory member, Governor's Commission on Equity in Educational Funding.  Educator of the Year, National Association of Educational Opportunities, 1988.  Volunteer of the Year, Soroptimists, 1989.  Prince Georgian of the Year, 1990.  Delegate of the Year Award, 1991.  National Committee Member, Democratic State Central Committee of Maryland, 1996-.  Maryland Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention, 1996, 2000, 2004.  Legislator of the Year; Senator of the Year; Alumna of the Year; Maryland Municipal League Appreciation award; National Association for Educational Opportunities Presidential award.  Director, Procurement Office, Montgomery County, MD, 1995-2006.  Board of Trustees, Prince George's Community College, 1996-2001. Presidential Elector, 2000.  Member, Society of Senates Past.  Chair, Prince George's County Board of Education, 2002-2006.  Deputy Secretary, Department of General Services, 2007-2008.  City Manager, Glenarden, MD, 2009-2011.  Prince George's County Board of Elections, 2011- . Inducted into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, 2013.

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