HOUSE OF DELEGATES BIOGRAPHIES
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES
R. CLAYTON MITCHELL, JR.
Democrat, District 36. Born in Chestertown, April 16,1936. Attended Kent
County public schools; Goldey Beacom College. Served in U.S. Army. County
Commissioner of Kent County, 1966-70. Member, Task Force on Flexibility
for Higher Education; Governor's Comprehensive Health Committee; Com-
mission on Compensation and Personnel Policy. Member, Southern Legislative
Conference of State Governments; chairman, Health and Environmental Sub-
committee; Open Space-formula funding; Delmarva Advisory Council; Special
Joint Committee to Study Driver Education Program; Vocational and Technical
Education Committee; Capital Projects Subcommittee; Joint Subcommittee on
Pensions. Board of Directors, Second National Bank of Maryland. Member,
Board of Visitors and Governors of Washington College, Chestertown. Mar-
ried; three children. Member of the House of Delegates since 1971. Speaker of
the House of Delegates since 1987. Co-Chairman, Legislative Policy Commit-
tee. Chairman, Eastern Shore Delegation, 1974-83. Chairman, Kent County
Delegation. Chairman, Appropriations Committee, 1983-87 (past chairman,
subcommittees on education and human resources, and health and the environ-
ment). Vice-chairman, Spending Affordability Committee. Member, Joint Bud-
get and Audit Committee. Past member, Rules and Executive Nominations
Committee. District office: Kentmore Park, Kennedyville 21645; tel. 348-
5500. Annapolis office: Speaker's Office, State House, Annapolis 21401; tel.
LEON ALBIN, Democrat, District 11. Born in Baltimore, December 24,1925. Baltimore
City College; University of Baltimore, B.S. (marketing), 1951. U.S. Navy, 1944-45.
Retired sporting goods store owner. Member, Democratic State Centra] Committee,
1974-78. Chairman, Baltimore County Advisory Committee on Small Business, 1976-77.
Member, Baltimore County Board of Liquor License Commissioners, 1983-87. Member,
Pikesville Community Growth Corp.; Liberty Road Task Force. Member, Board of
Directors, Maryland Committee for Israel Bonds; Jewish National Fund; Save-a-Heart.
Member, Baltimore District Zionist Organization (president, 2 years). Member, Jewish
War Veterans. Founding member, Ner Tamid Greenspring Synagogue (chairman, board
of directors, 2 years); member, Talmudical Academy (chairman, building fund, 2 years;
chairman, Talmudical Academy dinner, 20 years). Married; four children; two grandchil-
dren. Member of the House of Delegates since 1987. Member, Constitutional and
Administrative Law Committee; Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse. District
office: 6512 Edenvale Rd., Baltimore 21209; tel. 486-1365. Annapolis office: 310 Lowe
Bldg., 21401; tel. 841-3342.
GARY R. ALEXANDER, Democrat, District 27. Born in Washington, DC, November
16,1942. University of Virginia, B.A., 1964; George Washington University Law School,
LL.B., 1967. Lawyer. Member, American Bar Association (chairman, special committee
on automobile insurance legislation, 1978-81); Maryland State Bar Association (chairman,
federal law subcommittee, 1974-79); Virginia and DC Bar Associations. People's Counsel,
Public Service Commission, 1974-77. Chairman, Prince George's County Drug Advisory
Committee, 1977; Alternate Fuels Task Force, 1979. Member, Prince George's County
Salary Review Board, 1974; Charter Review Commission, 1976; Federal Energy Admin-
istration State Advisory Panel Executive Committee, 1976-78; citizen representative on
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Public Advisory Committee, 1982.
Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee, 1978-86 (chairman 1981-86).
Received Governor's Citation for Public Service, 1974, 1978; selected Outstanding Young
Man, Crescent Cities Jaycees. Married; two children. Member of the House of Delegates
since 1983. Member, Appropriations Committee. House chairperson, Joint Committee on
Management of Public Funds. Chairman, Bi-County Committee. District office: 11414
Livingston Rd., Fort Washington 20744; tel. 292-3300. Annapolis office: 206 Lowe Bldg.,
21401; tel. 858-3083.