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Member, State Senate, representing District 4C and District 26 (Prince George's County), 1967-79. Senate President, 1975-79. Member, Finance Committee, 1967-75; Joint Budget and Audit Committee. Chair, Maryland Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation, 1971-74. Chair, Legislative Council, 1975-76; Rules Committee, 1975-79. Co-Chair, Legislative Policy Committee, 1976-79.
Vice-Chair, Commission to Revise the Annotated Code of Maryland, 1975-79. Board of Trustees, Maryland Historical Trust, 1975-79. Member, State House Trust, 1975-79; Maryland Veterans Home Commission, 1975-79. Chair, Task Force on Crime, 1976-79. Member, Maryland State Board for Higher Education, 1978-81. Board of Trustees, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1996-. Board of Visitors, U.S. Naval Academy, 1998-2007. Board of Regents, University System of Maryland, 1999-2003. Member, Advisory Board, Center for the Study of Democracy, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 2002-; Commission to Study Southern Maryland Transportation Needs, 2007-08.
Resident of Mechanicsville, Maryland. Born in New York, New York, June 14, 1939. Attended Suitland High School, Suitland, Maryland; University of Maryland, B.S., magna cum laude, 1963; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1966. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1966. Attorney. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012. Member, Democratic National Committee. Board of Trustees, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 2007-. Board of Visitors, College of Public Affairs, University of Maryland. Member, Baltimore Council of Foreign Relations; Omicron Delta Kappa; Sigma Chi Fraternity; Kalegathos Society. Legislator of the Year, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, 1977. Congressman of the Year, National Multiple Sclerosis Association. Congressional Advocate of the Year, Child Welfare League, 1986. Policy Maker of the Year, National Association of Homebuilders, 1988. Washingtonian of the Year, Washingtonian magazine, 1988. Named Rising Star in Congress, National Journal, 1990. Champion of Pediatric Research, Children's National Medical Center, 1995. Legislator of the Year, National Volunteer Fire Council, 1997. Congressional Recognition Award, International Association of Fire Fighters, 1999. Jack Niles Medal of Honor, Public Employees Roundtable, 1999. Legislator of the Year, Congressional Fire Services Institute, 2001. Champion of Science Award, Science Coalition, 2004. National Conservation Leadership Award, Accokeek Foundation, 2004. George Bush Medal for the Empowerment of People with Disabilities, National Council on Disability, 2005. Award for Commitment to Fighting Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking, Century Council, 2005. Legislator of the Year, National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Association, 2006. Advocacy Award, Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region, 2006. Restore America Hero Award, National Trust for Historic Preservation and HGTV, 2007. Friend of Maryland Education Award, State Department of Education and Citi Foundation, 2007. Living Legend Award, Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region, 2007. Legislator of the Year, National Volunteer Fire Council, 2007. Civic Leadership Award, Community Foundation for Prince George's County, 2007. Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service, American Medical Association, 2008. Distinguished Service Award, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 2008. Golden Triangle Award, National Farmers Union, 2009. Defender of Democracy Award, Martin Luther King, Jr., National Memorial Project Foundation, 2010. Nancy S. Grasmick Leadership in Early Care and Education Award, Maryland Family Network, 2011. Millard E. Tydings Award for Courage and Leadership in American Politics, Center for American Politics and Citizenship, University of Maryland, College Park, 2011. Louis L. Goldstein Award, Calvert County Democratic Central Committee, 2013. Congressional Champion for Real and Lasting Change Award, Save the Children, 2013. Advocate Award, Melwood, 2013. Distinguished Public Service Award, U.S. Department of the Navy, 2015. Legislator of the Year Award, Congressional Fire Services Institute, 2015. Outstanding Service Award, University of Maryland College Park Foundation, 2017. Widower; three daughters, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.
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