Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Bishop L. Robinson (1927-2014)
MSA SC 3520-11919


Born in Baltimore, Maryland, January 16, 1927.  Attended Frederick Douglass High School; University of Baltimore, B.S., 1971; Coppin State College, M.Ed., 1973; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1986.  Died January 6, 2014, in Towson, Maryland.

Served in U.S. Army, 1945-46.  Southern Police Institute, certificate, 1969.  National Executive Institute, certificate, 1984.  Police Commissioner, Baltimore City, 1984-87.  Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services, 1987-97.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1987-97; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 1987-97; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1987-97; Sentencing Guidelines Advisory Board, 1987-97; State Board of Victim Services, 1988-97; State Information Technology Board, 1993-97; Institutional Educator Pay Plan Committee, 1993-97; Governor's Commission to Study State Assumption of the Circuit Courts, 1994-95; Governor's Task Force to Reform the State Personnel Management System, 1995-96; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1995-97 (co-chair, task force on sentencing & intermediate sanctions, 1995-96); Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1996-97.  Board of Trustees, Baltimore City Community College, 1993-97.  Chair, Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, 1994-97 (member, 1997).  Secretary of Juvenile Justice, April 6, 2000 to January 15, 2003.  Interim Secretary of Juvenile Justice, December 15, 1999 to April 6, 2000.  Chair, Boot Camp Independent Assessment Team, 1999.  Chair, Commission on Juvenile Justice Jurisdiction, 1999-2001.  Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1999-2003; Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 1999-2003; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1999-2003; Advisory Board on After-School Opportunity Programs, 1999-2003; State Child Fatality Review Team, 1999-2003; Judges, Masters and Juvenile Justice Committee, 1999-2003; State Advisory Board for Juvenile Justice, 1999-2003; Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, 1999-2003; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1999-2003; Maryland Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families, 1999-2003; Safe Schools Interagency Steering Committee, 1999-2003; Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism, 1999-2003; State's Attorneys Liaison Committee, 1999-2003; State Board of Victim Services, 1999-2003; Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 1999-2003; Task Force to Study the Licensing and Monitoring of Community-Based Homes for Children, 2000-01; Cease Fire Council, 2000-2003; Correctional Training Commission, 2000-2003; Drug and Alcohol Council, 2001-2003.  Member, Maryland Chiefs of Police Association; National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).  Life member, International Association of Chiefs of Police; National Association of Black Public Administrators; American Correctional Association.  Honorary Doctor of Laws degree, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  Recipient of numerous civic and superior public service awards.  Speaker's Medallion, House of Delegates, 1998.  First Citizen Award, Maryland Senate, 2003.

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