Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

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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