Member of Senate, 1975 to January 8, 2003. Member, Economic Affairs Committee, 1975-82 (vice-chair, 1982-84); Executive Nominations Committee, 1976-2003. Vice-Chair, Economic and Environmental Affairs Committee, 1984-94. Member, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1984-2003; Member, Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96. Senate Chair, Special Joint Committee on Group Homes, 1995-97. Member, Joint Audit Committee (formerly Joint Budget and Audit Committee), 1995-98; Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1995-2003; Joint Legislative Task Force on Organ and Tissue Donations, 1997-98; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 1999. Chair, Workers' Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight Committee, 1999-2003 (member, 1995-2003). Member, Senate Committee on Redistricting, 2001-02; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2002. Acting Chair, Finance Committee, 2002 (vice-chair, 1995-2003; telephone solicitation work group, 1999; unemployment insurance benefits-adjustment work group, 1999-2000). Chair, Bicounty Delegation.
Member, House of Delegates, representing Prince George's County 1st District, 1965-75. Speaker Pro Tem, 1971-75. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1968-72; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1969-75; Legislative Council, 1971-75; Environmental Matters Committee, 1973-75. Chair, Bicounty Delegation, 1967-69. Chair, Prince George's County Delegation, 1971-75.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, October 21, 1926. Attended Brooklyn, New York, public schools. Served in U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army, World War II. George Washington University; Pennsylvania College of Optometry, O.D., 1953. Optometrist. Member, 21st District and Vansville District Democratic Clubs; Beltsville Citizens' Association; Beta Sigma Kappa; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Prince George's County Boys and Girls Clubs; Beltsville Swimming Club. Past president, Takoma-Langley Kiwanis Club. Member, national, State and local optometric associations. Past president, Vision Institute of America. Maryland Optometrist of the Year, 1967. National Optometrist of the Year, American Optometric Association, 1968. Member, Beth Torah Congregation, Hyattsville, Maryland. Married; four children, nine grandchildren. Died in Charlottesville, Virginia, February 17, 2012.
|| Search the Archives || Education & Outreach || Archives of Maryland Online ] Governor General Assembly Judiciary Maryland.Gov