ROSALIE SILBER ABRAMS
Democrat, District 11, 42.
Born in Baltimore, June 2, 1916. Attended Sinai Hospital School of Nursing, Registered Nursing degree; Columbia University, 1939; The Johns Hopkins University, B.S., 1963, M.A., Political Science, 1969; Thesis: "State Governmental Structure Affecting Enactment and Implementation of a Federal Program: A Case Study of Medicaid in Maryland." Married; one daughter.
Member, House of Delegates, 1967-70. Member, Liaison Committee to the Constitutional Convention. Chair, Joint Committee on Medicaid Legislation; Health and Welfare Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee. Organizer and First Chair, House Democratic Study Group.
Member of Senate, 1970-84. Majority Floor Leader, 1978-82. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 1971-82. Chair, Finance Committee, 1983-84.
Private Career and Other Public Service:
Served in U.S. Navy Nurses Corps, World War II. Chair, Democratic State Central Committee of Maryland, 1978-84. Chair, Humane Practices Commission, 1973-86. Member, Commission to Study Implementation of the Equal Rights Amendment, 1973-78. Member, Human Resources and Urban Affairs Committee, Southern Legislative Conference, Council of State Governments. State-Federal Assembly Committee on Human Resources, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1977-. Member, Democratic National Committee, 1979-. Past President, Maryland Order of Women Legislators. Director on Aging, 1985-95. World War II Memorial Commission, 1991-98. First Citizen Award, 1999. Received numerous distinguished service awards and citations.
Compiled March 16, 2000 from the biographical files of the Maryland Manual, ©Maryland State Archives and from the curriculum vitae of Rosalie Silber Abrams dated April 1975.