Member of Senate, 1981-99, representing District 9 (Baltimore County). Member, Finance Committee, 1981-84, 1991-92; Executive Nominations Committee, 1984-94; Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1985-90, 1993-94; Joint Budget and Audit Committee, 1984-94. Minority Whip, 1990-1996. Member, Legislative Policy Committee, 1990-99 (management subcommittee); Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1994; Budget and Taxation Committee, 1995-99 (public safety, transportation, economic development & natural resources subcommittee); Rules Committee, 1995-99; Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds, 1995-99; Spending Affordability Committee, 1996-99. Minority Leader, 1996-99. Member, Special Study Commission on the Maryland Public Ethics Law, 1998-99.
Trial Magistrate, Baltimore County, 1967-68. Administrator of Loan Laws, 1968-69. Member, Task Force on Economic Expansion of Service Industries, 1983; Humane Practices Commission, 1984-85; Medical Transplant Study Commission, 1984-85; State Advisory Council for Handicapped Individuals, 1984-86; Liability Insurance Task Force, 1985; Task Force on Real Property Closing Costs, 1985-86; Task Force on Eating Disorders, 1986-89; Task Force to Study the White Cane Law, 1987; State Advisory Council on Administrative Hearings, 1990-; Governor's Task Force on Family Law, 1991; Article 27 (Crimes & Punishments) Revision Committee, 1993-97; Correctional Options Advisory Board, 1993-96; Governor's Commission on Competitive Forces Facing Maryland's Horse-Racing Industry, 1994; Commission on the Future of Maryland Courts, 1995-96; Family Violence Council, 1995-98; Partnership Policy Council on Block Grants, 1996; Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1996-98; Maryland Stadium Authority, 1999-2003.
Member, Special Committee on Voting Systems and Election Procedures in Maryland, 2000-01; Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 2002-; Nominating Committee for Board of Directors of CareFirst, Inc., 2003. Chair, Board of Directors, Maryland Legal Services Corporation, 2003-12. Executive Board, Center for American Politics and Citizenship, University of Maryland, College Park, 2003-. Member, State Lottery Commission, 2008-.
Born in Norfolk, Virginia, January 30, 1936. Duke University, A.B., 1958; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1964. Attorney. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1996. Best in Class Award, Maryland Chamber of Commerce, 1997. Award of Special Recognition, Maryland Legal Services Corporation, 1999. Married; four children.
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