Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Casper R. Taylor, Jr.
MSA SC 3520-12312


Born in Cumberland, Maryland, December 19, 1934.  Attended Allegany County parochial schools; University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1956.  Married; two children.

General Assembly:
House of Delegates, Legislative District 1C (D), Allegany County, 1975-2003.  Member, Joint Committee on Maryland Port, 1978-80; Joint Committee on Energy, 1979; Special Joint Committee on Transportation, 1981-84.  Chair, Western Maryland delegation, 1982-86.  Member, Savings and Loan Oversight Committee, 1986; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1987-94.  Chair, Allegany County delegation, 1987-94.  Chair, Economic Matters Committee, 1987-94; vice-chair, 1978-86.  Co-chair, Special Joint Committee on Economic Development Strategy, 1988-91.  Member, Special Joint Committee on Energy Pricing, 1990-91; Tort and Insurance Reform Oversight Committee, 1991-93.  House Speaker, 1994-2003.  Member, Legislative Policy Committee, 1987-2003 (co-chair, 1994-2003); Spending Affordability Committee, 1994-2000. Board of Directors, National Speakers Conference, State Legislative Leaders Foundation, 2000-2003.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Served in U.S. Air Force ROTC, 1952-54. Member, Commission to Study Public Service Commission Law, 1977-80; Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, 1986-2003; Citizens Advisory Board, Finan Hospital Center, 1988-; Governor's Commission on Maryland Military Monuments, 1989-2003; Governor's Commission on Insurance, 1990-92; Maryland Tourism Development Board, 1993-2003; Government House Trust, 1994-2003; State House Trust, 1994-2003; Maryland Environmental Trust, 1995-2003. Chair, Governor's Flood Mitigation Task Force for Western Maryland, 1996-2003. Member, Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry, 1997-98. Chair, Western Maryland Economic Development Task Force, 1998-2003. Member, Commission on Transportation Investment, 1999; Citizens Advisory Board for Brandenburg Center, 2000-; Governor's Redistricting Advisory Committee, 2001-2002. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2000. Past president, Allegany County Liquor Dealers; Dapper Dan Club; Academy of Political Science, University of Notre Dame. Member, Elks; Eagles; Alhambra; Knights of Columbus; Cumberland Hall of Fame; South Cumberland Business and Civic Association; Chamber of Commerce; Maryland Wildlife Federation. Board of Advisors, Sacred Heart Hospital.  First Citizen Award, 2003.

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