Member of House of Delegates, January 9, 1991 to April 27, 2006. Deputy Majority Whip, 1995-2006. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 1995-2006 (finance resources subcommittee, 1995; transportation subcommittee, 1996, vice-chair's subcommittee, 2003-06; chair, fee subcommittee, 1997; chair, tax & revenue subcommittee, 1998-2003; chair, education subcommittee, 2003-06, member, 1997); Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1995-2006; Joint Audit Committee, 2003-06. Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1991-92; Economic Matters Committee, 1992-93; Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1994; Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97; Task Force to Study County Property-Tax Setoffs and Related Fiscal Issues, 1997; Special Committee on Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility, 2003-04. Chair, Worcester County Delegation, 1991-2006. Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2001-06; Maryland Rural Caucus, 2002-06; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2006. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (economic development, trade & cultural affairs committee).
Born in Norfolk, Virginia, May 8, 1936. Eagle Scout. Attended Washington High School, Princess Anne; University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, B.S., 1961. Served in U.S. Coast Guard, 1961-69. Pharmacist. Member, Democratic State Central Committee, Worcester County, 1974-78. President, Maryland Association of Counties, 1990. Member, Maryland Pharmaceutical Association; Eastern Shore Pharmaceutical Association; Worcester County Farm Bureau. Member, Salisbury Elks Club; Ocean City Veterans of Foreign Wars; Ocean City Marlin Club; Ducks Unlimited. Former member, Berlin Lions Club; Berlin-Ocean City Jaycees; Berlin Chamber of Commerce. Life member, University of Maryland Alumni Association. Active member, Berlin Fire Company for 35 years. Recipient, Bowl of Hygeia for State of Maryland, a national pharmacy award, 1989. Legislator Recognition Award, Maryland Association of Counties, 1998. Married; two children, three grandchildren. Died in Maryland, April 27, 2006.
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