Society of Senates Past

[photograph of Comptroller Goldstein]

LOUIS L. GOLDSTEIN (1913-1998)
Comptroller of the Treasury (Democrat), 1959-98

Comptroller Goldstein died in Prince Frederick, Calvert County, Maryland, on July 3, 1998.

Member, House of Delegates, 1939-42. Member, Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries Committee, 1939; Aviation Committee, 1939, 1941; Judiciary Committee, 1939, 1941; Committee on Organization, 1941.

Member, State Senate, representing Calvert County, 1947-58. Majority Leader, 1951-55. Senate President, 1955-58. Chair, Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries Committee, 1947-50 (member, 1951-54). Vice-Chair, Elections Committee, 1947-50. Chair, Executive Nominations Committee, 1949. Chair, Entertainment Committee, 1949. Chair, Finance Committee, 1951-54 (member, 1949-54). Vice-Chair, Public Buildings Committee, 1953-54. Chair, Rules Committee, 1955-58 (member, 1954-58). Chair, Legislative Council, 1955-58 (member, 1947-58). Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1947; Aviation Committee, 1947-50; Insurance and Loans Committee, 1947-50; Militia Committee, 1947-50; Natural Resources Committee, 1947-50; Roads and Highways Committee, 1947-50.

Member, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, 1948-58.

Comptroller of the Treasury, 1959-98. Member, Governor's Advisory Council, 1959-68. Member, Board of Trustees, Employees' Retirement System, 1959-82 (chair, 1971-82); Board of Trustees, Teachers' Retirement System, 1959-82; Board of Trustees, State Police Retirement System, 1959-82. Member, Board of Public Works, 1959-98; Board of Revenue Estimates, 1959-98; Board of State Canvassers, 1959-98; Banking Board, 1959-98; Hall of Records Commission, 1959-98.

Chair, Commission to Study Maryland's Forest Resources, 1961. Chair, Committee to Study the State Debt, 1961-79. Secretary, Sundry Claims Board, 1961-81. Chair, Commission to Study and Review the Disposal Areas for Material Dredged from the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, 1965. Member, Maryland Industrial Development Financing Authority, 1965-98; Greater Baltimore Consolidated Food Market Authority, 1967-75. Consultant, Ocean City Convention Hall Commission, 1967-80. Member, Maryland State Employees Surety Bond Committee, 1967-98.

Member, Maryland Food Center Authority (formerly Maryland Wholesale Food Center Authority), 1975-98; Task Force on the Board of Public Works, 1976; University of Maryland Hospital Oversight Committee, 1976; Capital Debt Affordability Committee, 1978-98.

Member, Commission on State Debt, 1980-87; State Use Industries Advisory Committee, 1981-98; Maryland Heritage Committee, 1982-85; Maryland Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority, 1982-93. Chair, Board of Trustees for State Retirement and Pension Systems, 1982-98 (member, investment committee, 1988-91). Chair, Board of Trustees, Energy Overcharge Restitution Trust Fund, 1984-89. Member, Task Force on Infrastructure Financing, 1985-86; State Employees Health Insurance Advisory Council, 1985-97; Task Force on Chesapeake Bay Ferries, 1987-88. Chair, Maryland 1992 Commission, 1989-94.

Member, Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 1990-98; State Information Technology Board, 1993-98; Maryland Higher Education Investment Program Board, 1997-98.

Born in Prince Frederick, Maryland, March 14, 1913. Died July 3, 1998. Attended public schools in Baltimore City and Calvert County. Washington College, B.S., 1935; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1938. Attorney. Served in U.S. Marine Corps, 1942-46. Delegate or alternate to 14 Democratic Party National Conventions. Member, Platform and Resolutions Committee, Democratic Party National Convention, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1984, 1988, 1992. President, National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers, 1969. Published weekly newspaper, Calvert Journal-Gazette, at Prince Frederick, Maryland. President, Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia Press Association, 1974-75. Chair, Board of Visitors and Governors of Washington College, 1980-98. Recipient of Financial Reporting Achievement Award, Municipal Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, 1981-1998. Married the former Hazel E. Horton, who died April 20, 1996; three children: Philip, Louisa, and Margaret Senate.

Compiled from the biographical files of the Maryland Manual, ©Maryland State Archives, February 11, 1999

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