[photo, John D. Jefferies, State Senator] JOHN D. JEFFERIES (1928-2011)
Democrat, District 44, Baltimore City

Member of Senate, representing District 44, Baltimore City, 1998-99. Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1998-99.

Member, House of Delegates, 1988-94, representing District 39, Baltimore City (1988-92), and District 44, Baltimore City (1992-94). Member, Environmental Matters Committee. Member, Tort and Insurance Reform Oversight Committee, 1993. Chair, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, 1992-94.

Member, Liquor Board, Baltimore City, 1983-87; Citizens Advisory Board for Vocational Education, Baltimore City Public Schools. Assistant Secretary for Administration, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 1995-2000. Legislative Liaison, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 2001-03.

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, June 19, 1928. Attended Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Baltimore. Served in U.S. Marine Corps, World War II. Attended University of Baltimore (motion & time study); International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers Leadership Schools I and II, Rutgers University; Community College of Baltimore (labor relations & arbitration); Essex Community College (semantics & commmunications); University of Pennsylvania, M.N.P.L. (political science); University of Wisconsin (collective bargaining); George Meany Institute (preparation & preservation of arbitration). Assistant Secretary for Administration, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 1994-. Directing business representative, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO. Member, Democratic State Central Committee, 1975-88. Delegate, Metropolitan Baltimore Council, AFL-CIO Unions, 1968- (recording secretary, 1971-80; financial secretary-treasurer, 1980-94). Area Vice-President, Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO, 1973-94. President, Maryland-District of Columbia State Council of Machinists, 1984- (executive vice-president 1973-84). Member, Industrial Relations Research Association; 33rd degree Mason; Shriner. Member, St. John's African Methodist Episcopal Church, Baltimore. Married; eight children. Died February 3, 2011.

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