Secretary of Human Resources, 1979 to 1983. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1979-83; Governor's Task Force on Title XX Planning, 1979-80; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 1979-83; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 1979-83; Emergency Management Advisory Council, 1981-83.
Member, Task Force on Comparable Testing Methods for Maryland High School Assessments, 2004-06; Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, 2016-.
Assistant Director, Constitutional Convention Commission of Maryland, 1966.
Administrative Assistant to Mayor, Baltimore City, 1967-70. Director, Department of Social Services, Baltimore City, 1977-78. Member, Board of School Commissioners, Baltimore City, 1971-74, 2005-08.
Special counsel to U.S. Representative Paul S. Sarbanes, 3rd Congressional District, Maryland, on impeachment inquiry, 1975.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, March 30, 1935. Duke University, B.A., 1955. Served in U.S. Army, 1956-57. University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1962. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1962. Attorney. In private law practice, 1962-65. Lecturer (urban problems & local government), Center for Urban Affairs, The Johns Hopkins University, 1971. Director, Consumer Law Center, Legal Aid Bureau, Baltimore, 1972-75. Author, It's the Classroom, Stupid: A Plan to Save America's Schoolchildren (2010). Married; four children.
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