Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Margaret C. Schweinhaut (1903-1997)
MSA SC 3520-1948


Born December 1, 1903 in Washington, D.C.  Attended Washington, D.C., public schools; The George Washington University; National University Law School (merged into The George Washington University Law School in 1954.)  Honorary Doctor of Laws degree, St. Joseph College, 1971.  Died March 15, 1997.

House of Delegates (D), Montgomery County, 1955-61.
Chairperson, State Commission on Aging, 1959-83.
Maryland State Senate (D), Districts 3B and 18, 1961-63, 1967-91.
Senate Chair, Executive Nominations Committee, 1971-83.
Member, Legislative council (now Legislative Policy Committee), 1971-83, 1986-90.
Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee.
Member, Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 1968.
Member, Commission on Young Offenders, 1970.
Member, Governor's Commission on Condominiums, Cooperatives and Homeowners Associations, 1982-84.
Legislator of the Year Award, The Montgomery County Sentinel, 1983.
Member, Task Force on Elderly Abuse and Neglect, 1985-86.
Delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1988.
Member, National Advisory Committee to U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare on Problems of the Aging.
Board Member, National Council on Aging.
Member, Governor's Task Force on Senior Citizen Activity Centers.
Member, Golden Age Card Task Force.
Member, Montgomery County Health and Welfare Council.
Member, International Gerontological Society.
Member, Montgomery Retarded Children's Association.
Member, Montgomery Mental Health Association.
Member, Community Chest Council.
Member, Montgomery Tuberculosis Association.
Member, League of Women Voters
Elected to Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, 1992.
Recipient of First Citizen Award, January 13, 1992.
Certificate of Merit, National Council of Senior Citizens
Citation of Merit, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Outstanding Service, Bethesday-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce.
Outstanding Legislator, Knights of Columbus.
Listed in Who's Who in American Politics, Who's Who of American Women.

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