Born in New York on November 21,1922, Ms.
Maurer grew up in Rockland County New York.
She attended the then Woman's College of the
University of North Carolina and was graduated
from the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill in 1942 with a degree in Economics. After
worlang for the U.S. Tariff Commission as an
economist, she received her M.A. in General Studies
from Yale University in 1945. Treasurer Maurer was
awarded the honorary Doctor of Humanities by
Hood College in 1984, and by the University of
Maryland's University College in 1990.
Treasurer Maurer is a member of many
community organizations, such as the League of
Women Voters. She is the recipient of honors and
awards from many groups, including the Maryland
Association of Boards of Education, Maryland
Association of Counties, Maryland Association for
Retarded Children, and chapters of the Business
and Professional Women, National Organization
J. JOSEPH CURRAN, JR.
]. Joseph Curran, Jr., was born in West Palm
Beach, Florida, on July 7, 1931. He attended
Baltimore parochial schools, Loyola High School,
the University of Baltimore, and the University of
Baltimore Law School (LL.B., 1959). Mr. Curran
served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean
conflict, with duty in Japan and Korea.
Attorney General Curran began his career in
public service in 1958 when he was elected to the
House of Delegates while still a law student. In
1962, he was elected to the State Senate where he
served on the Judicial Proceedings Committee. He
was chosen as chairman of the Committee in 1967
and held that position for sixteen years. During Mr.
Curran's tenure in the General Assembly, he
sponsored or was the leading spokesman for many
significant bills, including those creating the Court
of Special Appeals and the District Court system.
He consistendy supported bills to improve the
courts and the corrections system, toughen
drunk-driving laws, guarantee equal rights, and
require handgun permits. He also sponsored
legislation to modernize Maryland's divorce and
alimony laws, reform adoption and guardianship
laws, and protect victims of domestic violence. The
Maryland Higher Education Loan Program, which
Mr. Curran first sponsored as a member of the
House, was passed under his leadership while he
was a member of the State Senate.
In 1982, Mr. Curran was elected Maryland's
Lieutenant Governor. Governor Hughes asked him
to served as legislative liaison for Administration
bills and appointed him to chair task forces on the
Drinking Driver, to Review the Defense of Insanity,
for Women, and the American Association of
University Women. In March 1990 Treasurer
Maurer was inducted into the Maryland Women's
Hall of Fame. In 1989 she received the Judge Sarah
T. Hughes Award for Distinguished Public Service
from Goucher College, and the William G. Baker,
Jr. Memorial Fund Award from the University of
Baltimore's William Donald Schaefer Center for
Public Policy. In 1988 she was awarded the
prestigious Louis B. Brandeis Justice in
Government Award. Among many other
prestigious publications, she is listed in Who's Who
in America, Who's Who in American Politics, Who's
Who of American Women, Foremost Women of the
Twentieth Century, and Community Leaders and
Ms. Maurer is married to Ety Maurer, an
Assistant Legal Adviser in the U.S. Department of
State. They have three grown sons: Stephen,
Russell, and Edward.
on Victims Services, and on Liability Insurance. Mr.
Curran also chaired the committee assigned to
study budget flexibility for higher education, the
Maryland Criminal Justice Coordinating Council,
and the State Trade Policy Council. He also served
as a member of the Joint Executive-Legislative Task
Force on Medical Malpractice Insurance.
In 1986, Mr. Curran was elected Attorney
General of Maryland. Under Mr. Curran, the
Maryland Attorney General's Office has been a
national leader in consumer protection, criminal
investigations, Medicaid fraud prosecution,
environmental protection, securities regulation and