[photo, Marilyn R. Goldwater, State Delegate] MARILYN RUBIN GOLDWATER, R.N. (1927-2023)
Democrat, District 16, Montgomery County

Member of House of Delegates, 1975-86, and January 11, 1995 to August 27, 2007. Retired August 7, 2007. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1975-78; Environmental Matters Committee, 1979-86; Maryland Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation, 1983; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1984-86. Deputy Majority Whip, 1984-86, 1995-2002. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1995-2003 (health insurance subcommittee, 1995-2003; science & technology subcommittee, 1996-2003); Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 1999-2003. House Chair, Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1999-2005 (member, 1997-2005). Member, Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2003. Deputy Majority Whip, 2003-05. Vice-Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee, 2005-07 (member, 2003-07; health facilities, equipment & products subcommittee, 2003-04; health insurance subcommittee, 2003-04; insurance subcommittee, 2004-05; chair, long-term care subcommittee, 2003-05); Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2006-07. Member, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Matters Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 2007 (bi-county committee, 2003-07). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1975-86, 1995-2007 (president, 1980-81); Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-07. Member, National Order of Women Legislators; National Conference of State Legislatures (health committee-vice-chair, 1996; program exchange with Japan & Germany, 1995-96; health policy forum, 1995-2004; executive committee, 1997-2000; chair, human resources committee, 1980-81); Southern Legislative Conference.

Past member, Community Health Advisory Commission, Montgomery County; State Department of Juvenile Services. Member, Maryland Council for Higher Education, 1971-74; Governor's Task Force on State Mental Health Systems, 1977-82. Member, National Advisory Council on Health Professions Education, 1980-84. Chair, Commission on Nursing Issues in Maryland, 1981-82. Director, Office of Federal Relations, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 1987-91; Center of Health Policy Research, University of Maryland, 1991-93. Executive Assistant for Health Issues, Governor's Programs Office, 1991-94. Member, Design Professionals Task Force, 1995; Task Force on Emerging Medical and Surgical Treatments, 1996; Task Force to Study Patient and Provider Appeal and Grievance Mechanisms, 1996; Southern Regional Education Board (commission on human services, 1996-2007); Statewide Commission on the Crisis in Nursing, 2000-05; Governor's Wellmobile Program Advisory Board, 2000-06; Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes, 2003-05; Task Force to Study the Impact of Autoimmune Disease in Maryland, 2005-06.

Former Health Policy Advisor, Office of Governor.

Former Director, Federal Relations Office, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, January 29, 1927. Served in U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II. Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing, R.N., 1948. Emergency room nurse; public administrator, health policy. Supervisor, Emergency Room, San Mateo County Hospital, California, 1951-59. Past president, Women's Suburban Democratic Club. Member, Bio-Safety Committee, National Institutes of Health, 1978-84. Member, Nurses Coalition for Action in Politics; League of Women Voters. Board member, American Nurses Association, 1984. Member, Advisory Committee, Women's Economic Justice Center, 1989-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1992, 2000. Co-author, Prescription for Nurses: Effective Political Action (1990), which won Book of the Year award from American Journal of Nursing. Honorary Faculty Associate, University of Maryland, The Johns Hopkins University and George Mason University Schools of Nursing. Honorary member, Sigma Theta Tau. Ann London Scott Award for Legislative Excellence, Maryland Chapter, National Organization for Women (NOW), 1979. Honorary Recognition Award, American Nursing Association, 1980. Distinguished Alumna Award, Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing, 1993. Legislator of the Year, Montgomery County Medical Society, 1996. Honorary Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2001. Achievement in Women's Health Award for making milestones in women's health policy, Women's Action for New Directions (WAND), and Women Legislators' Lobby (WILL), 2001. Award for efforts to provide equal health care for women and others, Women's Health Conference, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, and Maryland Public Television, 2002. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2002, 2004, 2006 (Circle of Excellence). Champion of Hospice Care, Montgomery Hospice Casey House, 2003. Widow, two children, one grandchild. Died in Manhattan Beach, California, January 7, 2023.

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