Society of Senates Past

[Photograph of State Senator]

Democrat, District 37.

Born in Baltimore, July 1, 1913.  Attended Dorchester County public schools; Western Maryland College, A.B., 1934; University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1938.   Married; one son, two daughters, three grandsons.  Died November 9, 1999 of pulmonary fibrosis at Dorchester General Hospital in Cambridge.

General Assembly:
Member, House of Delegates, 1947-51.  Member of Senate, 1951-94.  Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1955-66.  Member, Legislative Council (now Legislative Policy Committee), 1955-94.  President Pro Tem, 1975-94.  Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee; Executive Nominations Committee; Joint Committee on Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas; Special Joint Committee on Economic Development Strategy.  Member, Tort and Insurance Reform Oversight Committee, 1988-93.  Senate Chairman, Joint Committee on Judges of the Orphans' Court, 1989.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Served as major in U.S. Army during World War II; five Battle Stars.Member, State Development Council Task Force.  Member, White Paper Committee on Striped Bass, 1987-90; Governor's Task Force on Trees and Forests, 1990-99.  Trustee, Western Maryland College.  Member, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Cambridge.  First Citizen Award, 1992.

Compiled March 16, 2000 from the biographical files of the Maryland Manual, ©Maryland State Archives and from "Frederick Malkus Jr., 86, legislator who served in Assembly for 48 years," The Sun, 11 November 1999.
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