Member, House of Delegates, 1963-67, representing Baltimore County. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1963-67.
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, 2007-15; Maryland Quiet Vehicles and Pedestrian Safety Task Force, 2009-10; Task Force on Industrial Job Creation in Baltimore County, 2011-12.
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 Maryland Bar, 1960. 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. Married; four children; eight grandchildren.
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