Secretary of Aging, February 7, 2003 to January 17, 2007. Acting Secretary of Aging from January 15 to February 7, 2003.
Jean W. Roesser, Secretary of Aging, February 2003. Photo by Richard Lippenholz.
Former Congressional liaison assistant, U.S. Information Agency. Former member, Appalachian National Scenic Trails Advisory Council.
Member, House of Delegates, January 1987 to January 11, 1995, representing District 15, Montgomery County. Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1987-90; Special House Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1987-94; Environmental Matters Committee, 1991-93; Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1994.
Member, Governor's Energy Task Force, 1991-94; Commission to Save the Lighthouses, 1992-94.
Member of Senate, January 11, 1995 to January 8, 2003, representing District 15, Montgomery County. Member, Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96; Special Joint Committee on Group Homes, 1995-97; Finance Committee, 1995-2003 (welfare reform subcommittee, 1997-99; chair, telephone solicitation work group, 1999); Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1995-2003; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1995-2003; Joint Audit Committee, 1997-2003; Joint Committee on Fair Practices, 1997-2003; Workers' Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight Committee, 1999-2003; Joint Committee on Protocol, 1999-2003. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Welfare Reform, 2002-03 (member, 1996-2003). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1995-2003.
Member, Task Force on Emerging Medical and Surgical Treatments, 1996; Maryland Commission for Celebration 2000, 1999-2001; Task Force to Study the Maryland Enterprise Zone Program, 2000; Virginia-Maryland-District of Columbia Joint Legislative Commission on Interstate Transportation, 2000-03. Member, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2002-03. Founding member, Arts Council, Montgomery County.
Born in Washington, DC, May 8, 1930. Trinity College, B.A. (economics), 1951; Catholic University of America, graduate studies (economics). Former newspaper reporter, Suburban Record, Montgomery County. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1996 (alternate delegate, 1992). Past vice-president, Maryland Federation of Republican Women. Past president, Montgomery County Federation of Republican Women; Potomac Women's Republican Club. Member, Stephanie Roper Committee; West Montgomery County Citizens Association; Germantown Citizens Association; Potomac Appalachian Trail Club; Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Widow; three children, two grandchildren. Died in Bethesda, Maryland, October 2, 2017.
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