Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

William Rush (1919-2000)
MSA SC 3520-13373


Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, November 3, 1919.  Attended public schools in Belfast and Baltimore County.  Married Alvera M. Class in 1941; two children, six grandchildren.  Resided in Parkville.  Died August 5, 2000.

General Assembly:
House of Delegates, 1963-82.  Chair, Alcoholic Beverages Committee, 1967-82.  Member, Rules Committee; Economic Matters Committee.  Chair, Baltimore County delegation, 1974.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Served in U.S. Army during World War II.  Owner of realty company.  Captain and manager, Armed Forces Soccer Team, 1945-46, Gold Medal winners, AFWESPAC Olympic Games; O.C.S. instructor, 1943-44, U.S. Army.  Professional soccer player, Baltimore Rockets, Baltimore Americans, 1940s and 1950s.  Delegate, Maryland Constitutional Convention, 1967-68; Governor's Safety Commission, 1963-66.  Member, 6th District, 14th District, and Twin District Democratic Clubs.  Co-owner, Parkville Tavern.  Vice-president, Baltimore County Tavern and Restaurant Owners Association.  Member, Masons; Pitman Masonic Club; American Legion; VFW; Elks; Ancient and Honorable Nobles of the Hardshells; Old Timers Soccer Association; Old Timers Baseball Association; president, PTA, two years.

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