Monthly Archives: August 2019

President Pro Tempore Series Senator Katherine Klausmeier

Maryland’s current Senate President Pro Tem, Senator Katherine Klausmeier has served in the position since January 2019 but has already left an indelible mark on the position. A native of Maryland and a graduate of the Catholic High School of Baltimore, Klausmeier came to public office in 1994 upon her election the Maryland House of […]

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President Pro Tempore Series Senator Nathaniel McFadden

Maryland’s Senate President Pro Tem from 2007-2019 and a Maryland State Senator for some twenty-four years, Senator Nathaniel McFadden certainly left his mark on the offices that he held. An educator by trade, McFadden would become a teacher at Dunbar High School (1968-1975), a head of the Social Studies Department at Lombard Junior High Schools […]

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President Pro Tempore Series Senator Clarence Blount

Recognized by his colleagues for his measured and principled demeanor, Senator Clarence W. Blount was elected by his peers to serve as Senate Majority Leader in 1983 (a position where he would serve until his passing in 2003). Upon this achievement, he became the first African-American to hold this prestigious position. Few individuals who’ve walked […]

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President Pro Tempore Series Senator Fred Malkus

A member of the Maryland General Assembly for some 48 years, Senator Frederick Malkus truly left his mark on Annapolis and was a strong and steady leader as Maryland Senate President Pro Tem. Born in 1913, Malkus would be a product of Dorchester County Public Schools then Western Maryland College and a tour of duty […]

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Former Maryland Senate Staffer to return to ‘Jeopardy!’

After four victories and cash winnings totaling $105,602, former Maryland Senate Staffer Eric Backes will return to the popular ‘Jeopardy’ game show to appear in its annual Tournament of Champions this fall. Legislative Director to current Senate President Pro Tempore Katherine Klausmeier from 2005 to 2013, Backes is well known in state government circles having […]

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