Chief Legislative Officer, Office of Governor, 2003 to January 17, 2007.
Member of House of Delegates (Democrat), January 10, 1979 to January 11, 1995, representing District 12 (1982-95) and 13 (1979-82) (Baltimore County). Member, Judiciary Committee, 1979-95 (vice-chair, 1987-91); Legislative Policy Committee, 1991-95 (management subcommittee). House Chair, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1991-93. Majority Leader, 1993-95.
Born in Washington, DC, August 16, 1943. Raised at Scientists Cliff, Calvert County. Attended Charlotte Hall School; Towson State College, B.A., 1965. Served in U.S. Army 1966-69 (platoon leader, Vietnam, 1968-69; Combat Infantryman's Badge, Aircraft Crewman's Badge, Vietnam Service Ribbon, Air Medal, Bronze Star with "V" Device & Oak Leaf Cluster). University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1972. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1972. Attorney with Nolan, Plumhoff & Williams, Towson. Partner, McFarland & Masters, L.L.P., 1991-2003. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (administrative law section, 2001-); Baltimore County Bar Association. Member, Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee, 1974 (2nd vice-chair). Chair, Democratic State Central Committee, 13th Legislative District, 1974. Member, English Consul Democratic Club; Ridgeway Democratic Club; District XII Democratic Club. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Chesapeake Bay Foundation; Hibernian Society; Patapsco Council no. 1960, Knights of Columbus; Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce. Associate member, Arbutus Community Association. Board of Directors, Good Shepherd Center. Past member, Advisory Board, The Children's Home; Advisory Board, Directors of Lighthouse Youth Services Bureau. Member, St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church, Catonsville (usher, past president, parochial school board). Married; two children, one grandson. Died in Baltimore, Maryland, January 17, 2012.
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