Archives of Maryland
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Nathaniel T. Oaks
MSA SC 3520-12285


Born in Baltimore, Maryland, October 19, 1946.  Attended Edmonson High School; University of Baltimore; Towson State College; Morgan State College, B.S., business, 1974.

General Assembly:
Maryland State Senate, Legislative District 41 (D), Baltimore City, February 10, 2017 to March 29, 2018. Resigned March 29, 2018. Member, Finance Committee, 2017-18; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2017-18. Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2017-18.

House of Delegates, Legislative District 41 (D), Baltimore City, 1983-89, and January 11, 1995 to February 10, 2017. Resigned February 10, 2017. Member, Health and Government Operations Committee, 2003-17 (health facilities, equipment & products subcommittee, 2003-04; health insurance subcommittee, 2003-04; insurance subcommittee, 2004; long-term care subcommittee, 2003-04; government operations subcommittee, 2005-14; minority health disparities subcommittee, 2005; public health & long-term care subcommittee, 2005-14; government operations & long-term care subcommmittee, 2015-; public health & minority health disparities subcommittee, 2015-); Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1995-2003, 2015-17; Joint Audit Committee, 2003-17. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1983-89; Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1995 (transportation & motor vehicles subcommittee); Environmental Matters Committee, 1995-2003 (health & public utilities subcommittee, 1995-99; health subcommittee, 1999-2003; public utilities subcommittee, 1999-2003); Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2003-15; Public Safety and Policing Work Group, 2015-16. Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (formerly Maryland Legislative Black Caucus); (economic development committee, 2000-, health care committee, 2000-07, international affairs committee, 2001-; health committee, 2007-); Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (health committee).

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Member, Governor's High Technology Roundtable, 1983-86; Governor's Task Force on African-American Entrepreneurship in Baltimore City, 1996-2002; Advisory Council on Environmental Justice, 1997-99; Lead Poisoning Prevention Commission, 2000-17. Co-Chair, Task Force on Minority Participation in the Environmental Community, 2006-07. Member, Task Force on the Minority Business Enterprise Program and Equity Investment Capital, 2009; Pimlico Community Development Authority, 2009-; Lead Poisoning Prevention Study Group, 2011; Task Force to Study Point-of-Care Testing for Lead Poisoning, 2013-14. Member, Baltimore City Fair Steering Committee, 1971; Board of Liquor License Commissioners, Baltimore City, 1975-83. Presidential Elector, Maryland, 1976.

Insurance agent. Executive Board, Democratic State Central Committee, 1977-78; Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee, 1998-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2000. Member, New Democratic Coalition, 5th District; financial secretary, Five-in-Five Democratic Club, Inc. Member, Concerned Citizens of Edmonson Village; Edmonson Village League; Northwest Outer Urban Coalition; Steering Committee, Edmonson-Frederic Community Coalition. Secretary, Northwest Civic Forum. Board of Governors, Citizens Planning and Housing Association. Member, Baltimore Life Underwriters' Association; Baltimore Chapter, National Association of Black Social Workers; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Board member, Urban Scientist, Inc. Notary Public.

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