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Maryland Senate Presidents Series Senator Bill James

Maryland’s Senate President from 1963-1975, Harford County Senator William S. (Bill) James was a truly strong and capable leader for the Senate and for the State of Maryland. A farmer and lawyer by trade, James was known as an intellectual yet humble individual who rose to the top of Harford County legal circles quickly after […]

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Maryland Senate Pride Series Senator Mary Washington

As the Maryland Senate joins in annual Pride celebrations, there is no more fitting a current Senator to celebrate than Senator Mary Washington (D43-Baltimore City). Senator Washington has proudly taken her place as the first openly LGBT woman in the Maryland Senate. A Maryland resident since attending college at Johns Hopkins University in the early […]

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Maryland Senate Pride Series Senator Richard Madaleno

As the Maryland Senate joins in annual Pride celebrations, there is no better individual to honor than the first openly gay member of the Maryland General Assembly. That individual is former Maryland State Senator and current Montgomery County Budget Director Richard Madaleno. A Montgomery County resident since childhood, Madaleno grew up in Silver Spring and […]

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Maryland Senate Presidents Series Senate President George Della

Maryland’s Senate President from 1951-1955 and then again from 1959-1963, Baltimore City Senator George W. Della, Sr. was a truly unique leader for Maryland’s Senate. Appointed to the Senate by then Governor (and future United States Senator) Herbert O’Conor in 1939, Della was a true Baltimorean. Active in numerous community organizations prior to his career […]

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Maryland Senate Presidents Series Senate President Mickey Steinberg

Senator Melvin (Mickey) Steinberg was Maryland’s Senate President from 1983-1987. Although widely known as Maryland’s Lieutenant Governor from 1987-1995, Steinberg saw his political career begin and flourish in the Maryland Senate from 1967-1987. A native of Baltimore City, Steinberg was born in 1933 and attend Baltimore City public schools and then the University of Baltimore. […]

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