[photo, J. Hugh Nichols,, County Executive, Howard County, Maryland] J. HUGH NICHOLS
County Executive (Democrat), 1978-86

County Executive, Howard County, 1978-86. Member, Regional Planning Council, 1978-86. Chair, Baltimore Regional Planning Council.

Member, Charter Board, Howard County, 1966-68. Chair, Planning Commission, Howard County, 1968.

Member, County Council, Howard County, 1968-70.

Member, House of Delegates, representing Howard County (District 14B), 1971-78. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1971-78 (chair, subcommittee on public safety & transportation, 1971-74; chair, subcommittee on state services, 1975-76); Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds, 1973-78; Joint Subcommittee on the Capital Budget, 1976. Chair, National Legislative Conference Committee on Legislative Information Needs, 1974.

Assistant Secretary of Budget and Fiscal Planning, 1978.

Born in Sprott, Alabama, November 27, 1930. Attended Alabama public schools; University of Alabama, A.B. (political science & history), 1957; The American University, M.A. (public administration), 1967. Manager of data processing and computing business. President, Maryland Association of Counties, 1986. Member, American Political Science Association; Academy of Political and Social Sciences; American Association for Advancement of Science; Urban Regional Information Systems Association. Director, Regional Economic Development, Energy Corporation of Louisiana. Member, Southern Growth Policy Board, representing Alabama. Member, Optimist International. Married.

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