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Albert L. Sklar (1911-1998)
MSA SC 3520-2943
Associate Judge, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1964-1981
House of Delegates, Baltimore City District 4, 1939-1954


Born Albert Lawrence Sklar, December 18, 1911, in Baltimore, Maryland.  Son of Russian immigrants.  Attended Baltimore City College.  Received LL.B., University of Baltimore Law School, 1932.  Admitted to the Bar, December 22, 1932.  Married, Sayde Jacobson, 1941; two children, Steven V. Sklar and Batya Sklar.  Died, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2, 1998.
Practiced as part of Sklar & Sullivan.  Counsel, Junior Association of Commerce, 1935-1946.  Served in House of Delegates as a Democrat, Baltimore City District 4, 1939-1954.  Member, Tax Revision Commission of Maryland, 1939-1941.  Member, Postwar Redevelopment Commission, 1941-1945.  Chairman, Commission to Revise the Public Service Laws of Maryland, 1952-1956. Member, Public Service Commission, 1958-1964; Chairman, 1961-1964. Chairman and vice-chairman, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission, 1959-1964.  Member, Tri-State Commission of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia on Rapid Rail Transportation, 1960-1964 Appointed to the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City by Gov. J. Millard Tawes, September 14, 1964.  Resigned from the Bench, December 17, 1981, but continued to hear cases on a limited basis until his death.

President, Alumni Association, University of Baltimore, 1965-1972.  Board member, Chizuk Amuno Congregation.  President, Menorah Lodge, B'nai B'rith, 1976-1978.  President, Histadrut Council, 1969-1976.  Vice-president, Woodholme Country Club, 1966.  Board member, Jewish Children Family Services of Associated Jewish Charities.  Amicable Lodge.  Scottish Rite. Alumnus of the Year, University of Baltimore, 1973.  Man of the Year Award, Menorah Lodge, B'nai B'rith, 1965.  Dr. Herman Seidel Humanitarian Award, 1976.

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