Member, House of Delegates, 1975-86. Vice-Chair, Ways and Means Committee, 1979-86. Member, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review; Joint Budget and Audit Committee. Chair, Committee on Environmental and Natural Resources, Southern Legislative Conference, 1985-86.
Professional staff member, U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, 1959-69, 1972-75. Member, Board of Election Supervisors, Prince George's County, 1964-69 (chair, 1965-67, 1969). Member, Charter Review Commission, City of Bowie. Maryland National Relations Officer, 1969-72. Delegate, White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health, 1969. Member, Governor's Commission on Childhood Nutrition, 1969; Maryland Commission on Concerns of Spanish-Speaking People, 1970-72.
Member, Task Force on Military Service Members, Veterans, and the Courts, 2012-.
Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, May 29, 1933. Attended public schools in Dorchester and Boston, Massachusetts. Served in U.S. Marine Corps, 1955-57. Boston College; Suffolk University, A.B., cum laude, 1959; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1969; University of Maryland, M.A., 1970. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1971. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Prince George's County Bar Association (board of directors, 2004-05, 2007-08; parliamentarian, 2008-). Instructor, Gonzaga High School, Bowie State University, Prince George's Community College. Freshman Legislator of the Year, Maryland Young Democrats, 1975. Legislator of the Year, Prince George's Municipal Association, 1983, 1985, 1986. Veteran of the Year, Joint Veterans Committee of Maryland, 2007.
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