Chair, Governor's Executive Council, 1969-79. Chair, Board of Public Works, 1969-79. Chair, Comprehensive Health Planning Agency, 1969. Member, Hall of Records Commission, 1969-70; State House Trust, 1969; Maryland Highway Safety Coordinating Committee, 1969-79; Appalachian Regional Commission, 1969-79; Maryland Education Council, 1969-79; Southern Regional Education Board, 1969-79; Northeast Regional Transportation Committee, 1969-. Chair, Maryland Council on the Environment, 1970-79.
Justice of the Peace, Baltimore City, 1950.
Member, House of Delegates, representing Baltimore City, (District 5), 1952-69. House Speaker, 1964-69 (acting speaker, 1963). Chair, Ways and Means Committee, 1963. Member, Legislative Council, 1963-69 (vice-chair, 1964-69); Legislative Liaison Committee for the Constitutional Convention, 1967. Chair, Baltimore City Delegation, 1954-69. Member, Executive Committee, National Conference of State Legislative Leaders.
Member, Governor's Commission on Municipal Court for Baltimore City, 1951; Governor's Commission on Provident Hospital, 1960; Commission to Study the Establishment of a State System of Insuring Savings and Loan Association Deposits, 1961; Baltimore Metropolitan Area Study Commission, 1961-63; State War Ballot Commission, 1964-69; Maryland Historical Trust, 1964-79; Maryland Commission on the Capital City, 1965-69; Interstate Advisory Committee on the Potomac River Basin, 1965-69; Maryland Education Council, 1966-69; Maryland Environmental Trust, 1967-69.
Chair, Governor's Commission on the Structure and Efficiency of State Government, 2003. Board of Regents, University System of Maryland, 2003-09.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, April 19, 1920. Attended Baltimore public schools; The Johns Hopkins University; University of Maryland; University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1942. Admitted to Maryland Bar. Attorney. Member, Federal, Maryland State and Anne Arundel County Bar Associations. Served in U.S. Army, 1942-44. Member, Democratic State Central Committee, Baltimore City, 1951. Chair, Democratic State Central Committee, 1968. Member, Omicron Delta Kappa; American Legion. Past State Chair, Jewish War Veterans. Man of the Year, Tau Epsilon Phi, 1964. Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Maryland, 1969. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Towson State College, 1969. Man of the Year, 21 Jewel Square Club of Philadelphia, 1969. Herbert H. Lehman Ethics Award, 1969, 1970. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Washington College, 1971. Honorary doctorate, Yeshiva University, 1971. Honorary doctorate, Xavier University, 1971. Honorary degree, The Johns Hopkins University, 1973. Honorary degree, Mount St. Mary's College, 1973. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1976. Member, National Governors' Association; National Institute of Former Governors; The Speaker's Society. Member, University of Maryland Athletic Capital Campaign Cabinet; University of Maryland Terrapin Club (former president); University of Maryland M Club. Thomas Kennedy Award, House of Delegates, 2002. Married to the former Barbara Oberfeld, 1941-74; two children. In 1974, married the former Jeanne Blackistone Dorsey, who died October 6, 2001.
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