Member, House of Delegates, representing District 29, St. Mary's County, 1962-79. House Speaker, 1973-79. Member, Legislative Policy Committee (formerly Legislative Council), 1962-79; Congressional Redistricting and Legislative Reapportionment Committee, 1964. Chair, Natural Resources Committee, 1967. Chair, Environmental Matters Committee, 1969. Chair, Ways and Means Committee, 1971-73. Chair, Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries Committee. Chair, Southern Legislative Conference, 1971-72.
Chair, St. Mary's City Commission, 1981-85. Member, Maryland Heritage Commission, 1982-85. Board of Review, Department of Natural Resources, 1984-86.
Born in Leonardtown, Maryland, April 10, 1934. Attended St. Mary's Academy, Leonardtown; Mt. St. Mary's College, A.B., 1956; University of Baltimore School of Law, LL.B., 1960. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1960. Member, Maryland State and St. Mary's County Bar Associations. Board of Directors, Maryland Center for Civic Education. Advisory Board, Chesapeake Bay Field Lab. Former president, St. Mary's County Historical Society; Historic Sotterley Foundation. Died in Hollywood, Maryland, January 1, 2014.
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