THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF MARYLAND
BIOGRAPHIES OF MEMBERS
JAMES CLARK, JR., Democrat, District 14. Born in Ellicott City, De-
cember 19, 1918. Attended Ellicott City public schools; Iowa State Uni-
versity, B.S., 1941. Fanner. Served in the U.S. Air Force, 1941-1945.
Former Howard County Soil Conservation District Supervisor. First Vice-
President, Constitutional Convention of Maryland, 1967-1968. Member,
Rotary; V.F.W. Married. Member of the House of Delegates, 1959-1963.
Member of the Senate since 1963. Chairman, Agriculture and Natural
Resources Committee, 1963-1966. Chairman, Executive Nominations
Committee, 1967-1971. Vice-chairman, Finance Committee, 1971-1975
Member, Legislative Council (now Legislative Policy Committee) since
1971. Chairman, Finance Committee, 1975-1978. President of the Senate
since 1979. District office: 242 Wilde Lake Village, Columbia 21044; tel.
997-3572. Annapolis office: Pres. Office, State House, 21401; tel.
ROSALIE SILBER ABRAMS, Democrat, District 42. Born in Baltimore. Attended
Strayer Business School; Sinai Hospital School of Nursing; Columbia University; The
Johns Hopkins University, B.S., 1963, M.A., 1969. Served in the U.S. Navy Corps.
Chairperson, Democratic State Central Committee of Maryland, 1978_.
Chairperson, Humane Practices Commission. Member, Commission to Study Imple-
mentation of the Equal Rights Amendment. Member, Maryland Commission tor
Women. Vice-chairperson, Human Resources and Urban Affairs Committee, South-
ern Legislative Conference, Council of State Governments. Member, National Legis-
lative Conference, Governor's Commission to Revise the Annotated Code. Member,
Fifth District Reform Democrats; American Political Science Association. Past pres-
ident, Maryland Order of Women Legislators. Member, National Order of Women
Legislators; Maryland Nurses Association; Jewish Women. Received numerous dis-
tinguished service awards and citations. Married. Member of the House of Delegates,
1967-1971. Member of the Senate since 1971. Member, Budget and Taxation Com-
mittee. Majority Floor Leader, 1978_. District office: 6205 Wirt Ave., Baltimore
21215; tel. 764-3614. Annapolis office: 216 James Bldg., 21401; tel. 269-3537.
ARIS T. ALLEN, Republican, Anne Arundel County, District 30. Born in San
Antonio, Texas, December 27, 1910. Attended public schools in San Antonio and
Washington, D.C.; Howard University, M.D., 1944. Medical doctor. Served with the
U.S. Air Force. Former member, Anne Arundel County Board of Education; Anne
Arundel County Planning Advisory Board; Maryland Commission on the Capital
City. Past Board of Directors, Citizens Housing and Planning Association; Boy
Scouts of America; Anne Arundel County Community College Board of Trustees;
NAACP (life member). Alternate, Republican National Convention, 1968; chairman,
Maryland delegation. Republican National Convention, 1972. Republican Party can-
didate for Lieutentant Governor of Maryland, 1978. Member, Governor's Compre-
hensive Health Planning Committee; Governor's Medical Ad Hoc Commission;
Governor's Civil Rights Committee; Board of Medical Examiners of Maryland;
Maryland State Prosecutor Selection and Disabilities Commission. Recipient of nu-
merous professional, civic, and service awards. Married; two children. Maryland
House of Delegates, 1967-1975 (Minority Whip, 1967-1973; chairman, Subcommit-
tee on Abortions). Member of the Senate since 1978. Annapolis office: 404 James
Bldg., 21401; tel. 269-3816.