Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Delores G. Kelley
MSA SC 3520-13303


Born in Norfolk, Virginia, May 1, 1936.  Attended Virginia State College, B.A., philosophy, 1956; New York University, M.A., education, 1958; Purdue University, M.A., speech communication, 1972; University of Maryland College Park, Ph. D., American studies, 1977.  Married; three children.

General Assembly:
House of Delegates, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, 1991-94.  Legislative chair, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1992.  Member, Environmental Matters Committee; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review.  Senate, District 10 (D), Baltimore City, Baltimore County, 1995-.  Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1995-98.  Senate chair, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1995-98; member, Joint Committee on Protocol, 1995-98; Article 27 (crimes & punishments) Revision Committee, 1997-98.  President, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1998-99. Vice-chair, Executive Nominations Committee, 1998-.  Member, Finance Committee, 1998-; Welfare Reform Subcommittee, 1999; Chair, Home Builders Registration Work Group, 1999.  Legislative Policy Committee, 1999-; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1999-.  Senate chair, Joint Committee on Fair Practices, 1999-.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Professor, Coppin State College.  Member, panelist and reviewer, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1978-82.  Member, Mayor's Mental Health Advisory Council, Baltimore City, 1980-88.  Member, Values Education Commission, 1981-85.  Member, Democratic State Central Committee, 1982-86.  Fellow, American Council on Education, 1982-83.  Board, Baltimore Urban League, 1986-89.  Secretary, Maryland Democratic Party, 1986-90.  Vice-chair, Board of Directors, Harbor Bank of Maryland, 1987-.  Member, Platform Committee, National Democratic Party, 1988.  Institute for Christian Jewish Studies, 1988-.  President, Black Jewish Forum of Baltimore (BLEWS), 1990-92.  State Commission on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders, 1991-95.  Governor's Commission on Adoption, 1995; Governor's Task Force on Judicial Nominating Commissions, 1995.  Family Violence Council, 1995-; Co-chair, Legislative Action Team, 1996-.  Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee, 1995-.  Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1996-99; Task Force to Study Anti-Asian Violence, 1997-99; Adoption Oversight Team, Department of Human Resources, 1997-; Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 1998-; Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee, 1998-; State Commission on Criminal Sentencing, 1999-; State Commission on Infant Mortality Prevention, 1999-; Task Force to Study College Readiness for Disadvantaged and Capable Students, 2000-.

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