Monthly Archives: July 2019

Senate Decades Series – 1970s Senator Elroy Boyer

A Delegate, a Senator, an Attorney, and a Circuit Court Judge, Elroy Boyer truly lived a life of service to the State of Maryland was a true leader in the Maryland Senate over the 1970s. Born in Hagerstown, Boyer would gradually make his way to the Eastern Shore moving with his family and attending public […]

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Senate Decades Series – 1970s Senator Rosalie Silber Abrams

A standing committee chair, a majority leader, and a cabinet secretary; Rosalie Silber Abrams left a mark in Annapolis previously unseen by any woman before her. The first female and the first Jewish Majority Leader of the Maryland Senate, Abrams was a clear and strong leader for the Maryland Senate in the 1970s. Born in […]

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Senate Decades Series – 1960s Senator Harry Roe Hughes

A leading figure in the Maryland Senate over the entirety of the 1960s, future Governor Harry Roe Hughes would serve in the body from 1959-1970. During his tenure in the Senate, he would distinguish himself and go on to serve as both the Chairman of the Finance Committee and as Senate Majority Leader from 1965-1970. […]

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Senate Decades Series – 1960s Senator Ed Weant, Jr.

Although perhaps better known for his tenure as a Circuit Court Judge, Senator Ed Weant was a leader for Carroll County in the 1960s. Born in Westminster on April 9, 1918, Weant would be a product of Westminster Public Schools then Western Maryland College and four years of service in the United States Army before […]

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Senate Decades Series – 1960s Senator James Clark, Jr.

Senator James Clark, Jr. was Maryland’s Senate President from 1979-1983 and a leader for Howard County in the Maryland Senate over the 1960s. Born in 1918 to federal judge James Clark Sr. and Johns Hopkins descendant Alda Hopkins Clark, James Jr. spent his formative years at Keewaydin Farm in Ellicott City. The third of four […]

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