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Board of Directors, Baltimore Development Corporation, 2014-16. Member, President's Advisory Council, Baltimore City Community College, 2015-. Chair, Board of Trustees, Baltimore City Community College, 2017-.
Assistant Director, White House Domestic Policy Staff, 1977-78. Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland, 1978-82. State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 1982-87.
Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, 1987-99. Member, Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 1992-99 (chair, 1994-95, 1999).
Chair, Accountability, Compliance and Integrity Advisory Board, Prince George's County, 2011.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, December 1, 1949. Attended Baltimore public schools; Baltimore City College; Yale University, B.A. (history), 1971. Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar), Dipl., 1973; Harvard University School of Law, J.D., 1976. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1976; District of Columbia Bar, 2000. Attorney with Piper and Marbury, 1976-77. Partner, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, 2000-02. Dean, Howard University School of Law, 2003-12. Senior Vice-President of Academic Matters and General Counsel, Howard University, 2012-13 (acting senior vice-president, 2008-12). Interim Provost, Howard University, 2013-14. Member, American Bar Association (past chair, council on racial & ethnic justice); National Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association (criminal law & practice section). Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1996. Chair, Board of Trustees, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 2012- (member, 2005-). Board of Directors, The McGraw-Hill Companies (now S & P Global), 2006-16; Greater Baltimore Committee, 2014-; Hippodrome Foundation, 2014-; S & P Global, Inc., 2016-; Children's Health Forum; Legg Mason, Inc. Board of Trustees, Baltimore Community Foundation, 2014-; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Lyric Foundation, 2014-. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Harvard Law School Visiting Committee. Advisory Board, National African-American Drug Policy Coalition. President's National Literacy Award, 1992. Regional Visionary Award, Greater Baltimore Committee, 1997. Honorary Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford, 2004. Icon Honors, Daily Record, 2017. Influential Marylanders, Daily Record, 2018. Lifetime Achievement Award, Baltimore District Council of Urban Land Institute, 2018. Business and Civic Hall of Fame, Baltimore Sun, 2019. Power 30 Higher Education, Daily Record, 2021. Married; two children.
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