James Clark, Jr. (1918-2006)
MSA SC 3520-1617
Born in Ellicott City, Maryland, December 19, 1918. Son of James and Alda (Hopkins) Clark. Attended Ellicott City public schools; Iowa State University, B.S. (animal husbandry), 1941. Married Lillian Hawkins, 1946; four children. Died August 18, 2006, Ellicott City, Maryland.
House of Delegates, Howard County, 1959-62. Senate, Howard County, 1963-66, District 3C, 1967-74, District 14, 1975-86. Chair, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, 1963-66. Chair, Executive Nominations Committee, 1967-71. Vice-chair, Finance Committee, 1971-75; chair, 1975-78. Member, Legislative Council (now Legislative Policy Committee), 1971-86. President of the Senate, 1979-83. Appointed by President Carter as a member of the President's Commission on Pension Policy. Chair, The National Balance the Budget Amendment Committee. Member, Economic and Environmental Affairs Committee; Executive Nominations Committee; Special Joint Committee on Pensions.
Private Career and Other Public Service:
Farmer. Served in U.S. Air Force, 1941-1945; 442nd Troop Carrier Group, 303rd Squadron. Howard County Soil Conservation District Supervisor. First vice-president, Constitutional Convention of Maryland, 1967-68. Chair, Program Open Space Allocation Committee, Department of Natural Resources, 1991-92. Board member and past president, Howard County Fair Association. Founding member, Howard County Antique Farm Machinery Club. Member, Maryland Heritage Committee; Golden Age Card Task Force; Maryland Environmental Trust. Honorary member and former president, Howard County Historical Society. Member Rotary; VFW. First Citizen Award, 1994. Author, Jim Clark: Soldier, Farmer, Legislator. A Memoir. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1999. Recipient, Thomas Kennedy Award, 2006.
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