Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Carlton R. Sickles (1921-2004)
MSA SC 3520-2122


Born in Hamden, Connecticut, June 15, 1921.  Son of Carlton Wilbur and Maria Louisa (Torelli) Sickles. Attended public schools of New Haven, Connecticut and Washington D.C.; Roosevelt High School, Washington, D.C., 1939; Georgetown University, B.S.S., cum laude, 1943; Georgetown University Law School, J.D., 1948.  Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1949. Married Simone Shornick (d. 1990), February 16, 1947; one daughter, Simone Louise. Married Jacqueline Eig, 1996. Died January 17, 2004, in Bethesda, Maryland.

General Assembly:
House of Delegates, Prince George's County, 1955-62.  Chair, Labor Committee, 1959-62.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Served in the U.S. Army, World War II, 1943-46; captain, Chinese Combat Command.  Assistant general counsel, United Mine Workers of America Welfare and Retirement Fund, 1949-51.  Served in U.S. Air Force, Korean War, Office of Special Investigations, 1951-52; captain.  Practicing attorney, 1952-89.  Partner, Carday Associates, Inc., Administrators and Consultants of Welfare and Pension Plans, 1952-59; vice-president and secretary, 1960-70; president, 1970-97; senior vice president, 1997-2004.  General counsel, International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers, 1954-63.  Member, Joint Commission to Study Passenger Carrier Facilities in the Washington Metropolitan Area, 1955-66 resulting in two interstate compacts; Chair, 1960-66.  Member, Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments; chair, 1962, 1963.  Adjunct professor, Georgetown University Law School, 1960-67.  U.S. House of Representatives, 1963-67; member, Education and Labor Committee.  Delegate to Democratic National Conventions, 1964 and 1968.  Member, board of directors, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, 1965-67 and 1969-74; president and chairman of the board, 1974; board of directors, 1983.  Member, Maryland Cuban Refugee Resettlement Committee, 1963-1966. Delegate to 1967 Constitutional Convention of Maryland.  Member, board of directors, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 1967-73; chair, 1971;  Alternate director, 1975-78, 1981-2004.  Commissioner, Washington Suburban Transit Commission, 1967-73; reappointed 1975-79; 1981-c. 1992; chair, 1967, 1977 and 1992.  Member, Former Members of Congress, 1970-2004; board of directors, 1965-67, 1969-74 and 1983; president and chairman of the board, 1974.  Member, board of directors, Association of Private Pension and Welfare Plans, Inc., 1969-79; president, 1975-77.  Commissioner, Maryland State Planning Commission, 1969-80.  Chair, Council of Governments Advisory Committee on Health Information Systems, 1973-76.  Member, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare Task Force on Section 1310 of the Health Maintenance Organization Act, 1974.  Member, board of directors, Prince George's General Hospital and Medical Center, 1974-76.  Chair, Administrators Advisory Committee, National Coordinating Committee for Multi-employer Plans, 1976-2004.  Member, Advisory Committee, Bureau of National Affairs Pension Reporter, 1976-84.  Chair, Governor's Commission to Study the Maryland Public Service Commission, 1977-80.  Partner, Goldberg, Thompson, Pasternak & Sickles, 1979-86.  Board member, Strathmore Foundation Art Center, Montgomery County, 1980-2004; treasurer, 1989-date unknown.  Professional Neutral Trustee, United Mine Workers Combined Health Fund, 1993-date unknown.  Member, Maryland State Planning Commission; Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; Maryland and District of Columbia Bar Associations; Knights of Columbus, Lions.

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