[photo, Thomas E. Dewberry, State Delegate] THOMAS E. DEWBERRY
Democrat, District 47B, Baltimore County

Member of House of Delegates, 1989 to May 22, 2002, first representing District 12 (Baltimore County) and then District 47B (Baltimore County). Speaker Pro Tem, 1997-2002. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1989-2002 (education & human resources subcommittee, 1992; human resources & public safety subcommittee, 1992-95; capital budget subcommittee, 1992-2002; oversight committee on personnel, 1993-2002; oversight committee on program open space & agricultural land preservation, 1995-2002; transportation & the environment subcommittee, 1997-2002; chair, public safety & administration subcommittee, 1995-96; chair, oversight committee on pensions, 2002). Member, Joint Expenditure Study Group on Education and Human Resources, 1991. House Chair, Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 1992-2002. Member, Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97. Chair, Special Committee on School Enrollment Management, 1996-97. Member, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1996-2002; Legislative Policy Committee, 1996-2002; Spending Affordability Committee, 1996-2002; Special Committee on Rail Mergers, 1997; Speaker's Advisory Committee on Legislative Redistricting, 2001-02. Co-Chair, Special Committee on Gaming, 2001-02. House Chair, Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 2002; Investigation Committee, 2002. Co-Chair, Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2002. Resigned from House of Delegates, effective May 22, 2002, to become Chief Administrative Law Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings.

Former Senior Hearing Examiner, Public Service Commission. Member, Commission on the Future of Maryland Courts, 1995-97; Citizens Advisory Board for Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (RICA) - Baltimore, 1997-2002; Commission on Transportation Investment, 1999.

Chief Administrative Law Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings, 2002-19. Member, Task Force to Combat Driving under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol, 2007-08; Maryland Foreclosure Task Force, 2011-12.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, April 29, 1951. Attended Loyola High School; University of Maryland Baltimore County, B.A. (history), 1973; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1977. Admitted to Maryland Bar. Attorney. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (administrative law section council, 2003-); Baltimore County Bar Association. Chair, 12th Legislative District Democratic State Central Committee, 1982-86. Member, Democratic State Central Committee, Baltimore County, 1982-90 (chair, 1986-90). Chair, Rules Committee, Maryland Democratic Party, 1986-89. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1988. Treasurer, National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys Convention, 1988. Past president and member, Board of Directors, Revisions, Inc. (Catonsville), a psychosocial rehabilitation center. Board of Directors, Historical Old Salem, Inc. Member, Catonsville Chamber of Commerce; St. Agnes Knights of Columbus (past chair & officer); Hillcrest Elementary & Catonsville Middle School PTAs. Alumni Community Leadership Award, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1996. Married; two children.

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