[photo, Pauline H. Menes, State Delegate] PAULINE H. MENES (1924-2009)
Democrat, District 21, Anne Arundel & Prince George's Counties

Member of House of Delegates, January 18, 1967 to January 10, 2007. House Parliamentarian, 1995-2007. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1979-2007 (family & juvenile law subcommittee, 1995-2003; criminal justice subcommittee, 2003-07); Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1979-93, 1995-2007; Joint Oversight Committee on Corrections, 1980-83. Chair, Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1987-2006. Member, Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1993-98; Legislative Policy Committee, 1995-2005; Speaker's Advisory Committee on Legislative Redistricting, 2001-02; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2003; Abatement of Drug-Related Nuisances Work Group, 2004. Chair, Prince George's County Delegation, 1993-94. Member, Bi-County Committee, Prince George's County Delegation (chair, 1995-96); Transportation Committee, Montgomery County Delegation; Federal Issues Subcommittee, Anne Arundel County Delegation, 2005. President, Maryland Order of Women Legislators, 1975-79 (member, 1972-79). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1979-2007. President, National Order of Women Legislators, 1979-80. Founder, Women's Network, National Conference of State Legislatures (president, 1977-79). Member, Maryland Green Caucus, 1996-2007; Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-07. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (law & criminal justice committee); Prince George's County Chapter, National Women's Political Caucus.

Member, Maryland State Arts Council, 1968-95. Delegate, White House Conference on Children, 1971. Member, Governor's Commission on the Young Offender, 1971; Dimensions in Music Steering Committee for Prince George's County, 1972-73; Library Services and Construction Act Advisory Council, 1972-73; Artists-in-the-Schools Advisory Board, 1972-73; Maryland State Advisory Council on Alcoholism, 1972-73; Flood Task Force of Prince George's County Council, 1972-73; Task Force on Public Relations, Division of Correction, 1972-73; Advisory Committee on Child Abuse, State Department of Social Services, 1973-74; Advisory Committee for Gifted and Talented, State Department of Education, 1973-74; Commission on Aging, 1975-95; Task Force on the Arts, 1978-79; Gender Equity Task Force, 1978-79. Chair, Women's Network, Task Force on the Arts, 1978-79. Member, Advisory Council to the Legal Services Corporation, 1980-87; Domestic Violence Task Force, Prince George's County, 1983-87. Member, State Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 1990-92; Correctional Options Advisory Board, 1993-96; Task Force to Study Increasing the Availability of Substance Abuse Programs, 1998-2001 (effectiveness committee); Maryland State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision, 2003-07; Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2004-07.

Born in New York City, July 16, 1924. Attended New York public schools; Grover Cleveland High School, Queens, New York; Hunter College, B.A. (business economics & geography), 1945. Economist, Office of the Quarter Master General, Washington, DC, 1945. Geographer, U.S. Army Map Service, 1949-50. Board of Directors, National Council of Christians and Jews of Prince George's County, 1971-74; Prisoners Aid Association of Maryland, 1971-79. Advisory Council, Family Services of Prince George's County, 1975-83. Board of Directors, Jewish Social Service Agency, 1975-87. Member, Women's National Democratic Club; National Council of Jewish Women; National Council on Crime and Delinquency; League of Women Voters; B'nai B'rith Women of Prince George's County; College Park Business and Professional Women; Women's Club of College Park; Women's Democratic Club of Prince George's County; West College Park Civic Association; College Park Board of Trade. Ann London Scott Award for Legislative Excellence, Maryland Chapter, National Organization for Women (NOW), 1976. Woman of the Year, College Park Business and Professional Women, 1978. Hall of Fame, Hunter College, 1986. Women's Hall of Fame, Prince George's County, 1989. Appreciation Award, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, 1990, 1994. Favorite Legislator, Maryland Classified Employees Association, 1993. Appreciation Award, Maryland Underage Drinking Prevention Coalition, 1994. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2001, 2003. Casper R. Taylor, Jr., Founder's Award, House of Delegates, 2004. Award of Special Recognition, Maryland Legal Services Corporation, 2006. Humane State Legislator Award, Humane Society of the United States, 2006. Presidents Award, Maryland Society of Accountants, 2006. Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, 2008. Widow; three daughters, three grandchildren. Died in Silver Spring, Maryland, May 16, 2009.

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