John B. Funk (1905-1993)
MSA SC 3520-2708
Born April 20, 1905 in Hillsborough, Virginia. Attended Brunswick (Maryland) High School, graduated 1922; Washington and Lee University, B.S. in engineering, 1926; member, Phi Beta Kappa. Married Doris Dindore in 1927 (d. 1953); three sons: John D. Funk, Harry B. Funk, William B. Funk; married Evelyn Robinson, 1953. Methodist. Died March 16, 1993 in Hanover, Pennsylvania.
Civil engineer, American Bridge Company, Frederick. City Engineer, Brunswick, 1929-84. Co-founder, Brunswick History Commission. Member, House of Delegates, Frederick County, 1935-39. Member of Senate, 1939-46. Chair, Senate Finance Committee. Member, Commission on the Distribution of Tax Revenues, 1946. Maryland secretary of state, 1947. Chief Engineer, Baltimore County, c. 1950-58. Chair, Maryland State Roads Commission, 1959-66; oversaw the building of the Baltimore Beltway and Interstate 95. Retired from public service in 1967; served as engineering consultant. Played the slide trombone with the Potomac Club Orchestra, a big-band swing group. Member, Masons.
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