[photo, Jane E. Lawton, State Delegate] JANE E. LAWTON (1944-2007)
Democrat, District 18, Montgomery County

Member of House of Delegates, November 1, 2005 to November 29, 2007. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 2005-07 (agriculture, agriculture preservation & open space subcommittee, 2006; natural resources & ethics subcommittee, 2006; environment subcommittee, 2006-07; motor vehicle & transportation subcommittee, 2007); Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area, 2007. Member, Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2007. Member, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Matters Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 2007 (transportation committee, 2006-07; bi-county committee, 2007). Member, Veterans Caucus, 2006-07; Women Legislators of Maryland, 2006-07.

Special Assistant to Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives, 1968-74. Mayor, Town of Chevy Chase, 1988-91 (treasurer & council member, 1980-88). Special assistant to Montgomery County Executive, 1992-94. Cable Communications Chief, Division of Cable and Communications Services, Montgomery County, 1994-07. Chair, Telecommunications Transmission Facilities Commission. Chair, Task Force on Green Building, 2007 (member, 2006-07).

Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, May 24, 1944. University of Oklahoma, B.A., summa cum laude (government, history, & economics); Phi Beta Kappa. Systems engineer, IBM Corporation, 1966-67. President, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, 1998-99 (former member, board of directors). Member, State Legislative Committee, Maryland Municipal League. Member, Federal Communications Bar Association; Women in Wireless Leadership Forum. President, Women's Suburban Democratic Club. Chair, District 18 Democratic Caucus. Member, Women's National Democratic Club. Board of Directors, Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts; Washington Chapter, Oklahoma State Society. Elizabeth Scull Outstanding Community Service Award, 1994. Two daughters. Died in Washington, DC, November 29, 2007.

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