Marvin Mandel (1920-2015)
MSA SC 3520-1487

Governor of Maryland 1969-1979 (Democrat)

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Born: Baltimore, April 19, 19201
Father:  Harry Mandel2
Mother:  Rebecca Cohen Mandel3
Education:     Graduated from Baltimore City College, 1937
                        Graduated University of Maryland Law School, LL.B., 19424
Marriages:  8 June, 1941 to Barbara Oberfeld5 (divorced, 1974); married 13 August 1974 to Jeanne Blackistone Dorsey6
Children: (with Barbara) Gary, Ellen7
Religion:  Jewish8
Social Activities:
            Jewish War Veterans, past State Chairman
            Omicron Delta Kappa
            Tau Epsilon Phi (Named Man of the Year in 1964)9
Military Service:
            Technical Sergeant E-5, U.S. Army, 1942-1944
            Instructor, Aberdeen Proving grounds, MD; Texarkana, TX, 1942-194410
Positions held:
            Partner, Mandel, Gilbert, Rocklin & Franklin, ca. 1945-1969
            Member, Governor's Commission on the Municipal Court for Baltimore City, 1950
            Justice of the Peace, Baltimore City, 1950
            Maryland House of Delegates (elected to four terms), 1952-1969
            Member, Baltimore City Metropolitan Area Study Commission, 1963-1964
            Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, 1963-1969
            State War Ballot Commission, 1965-1966
            Interstate Advisory Commission on the Susquehanna River Basin, 1965-1978
            Legislative Liaison Committee for the Constitutional Convention, 1967-1968
            Maryland Environmental Trust, 1967-1970
            Hall of Records Commission, 1969-1970
            Comprehensive Health Planning Agency, 1969-1970
            State House Trust, 1969-1974
            Governor of Maryland, 1969-1979. Elected by the General Assembly to fill the vacancy left by Governor Spiro Agnew upon his becoming
                vice-president. Re-elected in 1970 and in 1974 (Blair Lee served as Acting Governor from June 4, 1977 to January 15, 1979).
            Board of Public Works, 1969-1978
            Southern Regional Education Board, 1969-1978
            Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, 1969-1978
            Maryland Council on the Environment, 1973-1978
            Chair, Governor's Commission on the Structure and Efficiency of State Government, 2003.
            Board of Regents, University System of Maryland, 2003-09.
            Lawyer, Anne Arundel County, 1989-201511
Died: August 30, 2015, in St. Mary's County, Maryland. 

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