Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Michael E. Busch (1947-2019)
MSA SC 3520-12196


Born in Baltimore, Maryland, January 4, 1947. Graduated from St. Mary's High School, Annapolis; Temple University, B.S., education, 1970. Married; two children. Died on April 7, 2019.

General Assembly:
House of Delegates, Legislative District 30 (D), Anne Arundel County, 1987-2019. Chair, Economic Matters Committee, 1994-2003; Member, 1991-2003; Home Inspection Industry Subcommittee, 1991. Member, Legislative Policy Committee, 1994-2019; Co-Chair, 2003-2019. Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1994-2019. House Chair, Joint Committee on the Port of Baltimore, 2000-2003. Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Legislative Redistricting, 2001-02. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1987-91. Deputy Majority Whip, 1993. Co-Chair, Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96. House Chair, Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1995-98. Member, Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2002. Chair, Anne Arundel County Delegation, 1992-93 (member, capital projects subcommittee, 2005). House Speaker, 2003-2019.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Chair, State Commission on Physical Fitness, 1989-94. Member, Governor's Commission on Baltimore City Automobile-Insurance Rate Reduction, 1995. Board of Trustees, Maryland Historical Trust, 1995-2019. Member, Advisory Committee to Study Funding Mechanisms for the Maryland Insurance Administration, 1997-98. Co-Chair, Study Panel to Review Economic Development Financing Programs, 1999. Member, State Commission on the Capital City, 1999-2019; Governor's Task Force to Study the Injured Workers' Insurance Fund, 1999-2000; Task Force on Regulatory Reform, 1999-2001; Government House Trust, 2003-2019; State House Trust, 2003-2019. Interim Chair, Board of Directors, University of Maryland Medical System Corporation, 2008 (member, 2004-2019). Member, Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, 2007-2019; Governor's Redistricting Advisory Committee, 2011-2019.

Administrator for youth athletics, Department of Recreation and Parks, Anne Arundel County, 1979-2019. Served on a number of local boards, including those for Charles Carroll House, Inc.; Banneker-Douglass Foundation; Annapolis Touchdown Club. Coach of the Year (football), 1978; Man of the Year, Anne Arundel County Lacrosse Association, 1982. Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame, 2004. Legislator of the Year, Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, 2005. Citation, Maryland Healthy Air Act Coalition, 2006. Honorary Park Ranger, Maryland Park Service, 2008. Distinguished Legislator Award, Maryland Municipal League, 2008, 2011 (certificate of appreciation, 2007; municipal super star, 2009). Legislator of the Year, Maryland State Medical Society (MedChi), 2009. Champion for Children, Department of Human Resources and Maryland State Bar Association, 2010. John V. Kabler Memorial Award, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, 2010. Distinguished Legislator Award, Maryland Municipal League, 2011. Recipient,  First Citizen Award, 2012.

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