Member of House of Delegates, January 10, 1979 to November 14, 2003. Chair, Appropriations Committee, 1992-2003 (member, 1979-2003; vice-chair, 1987-91; chair, health & the environment subcommittee, 1980-86).
Member, Desegregation Task Force of State Board of Higher Education, 1980; Maryland Education Council, Education Commission of the States, 1984-2003 (chair, policy & priorities committee, 1986-87). Board of Directors, University of Maryland Medical System Corporation, 1984-2003. Member, Project Advisory Council, Children and Family Services Reform Initiative, 1988-96; Maryland Housing Policy Commission, 1988-97; Advisory Committee for Educational Block Grants, 1991-94; Governor's Task Force on School Construction, 1992-93; Task Force on Maryland Building Performance Standards, 1992-93; Governor's Commission on School Funding, 1993; Schools for Success and Goals 2000 Advisory Panel, 1994-96. Vice-Chair, Governor's Task Force to Reform the State Personnel Management System, 1995-96. Member, Task Force on Education Funding Equity, Accountability, and Partnerships, 1997-98; Task Force to Study the Governance, Coordination, and Funding of the University System of Maryland, 1998-99; Commission on Transportation Investment, 1999; Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence, 1999, 2000-02; Task Force to Study College Readiness for Disadvantaged and Capable Students, 2000-01 (chair, financial aid subcommittee, 2000-01); Commission on Maryland's Fiscal Structure, 2002-03; Transportation Task Force, 2003.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, March 17, 1937. Attended Baltimore public schools; Morgan State University, B.S. (mathematics); University of Wisconsin, M.S. (mathematics); University of Maryland, Ph.D. studies. College teacher; mathematician. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000. Board member, Maryland Historical Society; Action for the Homeless; Maryland Education Coalition; Maryland Low-Income Housing Coalition. John R. Hargreaves Distinguished Legislative Fellow Award, Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, Salisbury University, 2003. President's Medal, The Johns Hopkins University, 2003. Thomas Kennedy Award (posthumously), House of Delegates, 2013. Married; three children. Died in Baltimore, Maryland, November 14, 2003.
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