Monthly Archives: August 2019

Senate Decades Series 1990s Senator Barbara Hoffman

A respected member of the Maryland Senate from 1983-2003, Senator and lifelong Baltimorean Barbara Hoffman was a clear leader for the body over the decade that was the 1990s. First appointed upon the resignation of then Senator Rosalie Silber Abrams, Senator Barbara Hoffman forged a path that led her to the leadership of one of […]

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Senate Decades Series 1980s Senator Margaret Schweinhaut

A Senator, a Delegate, and a lifelong advocate for the interests of the elderly; Senator Margaret “Peg” Schweinhaut was a true forerunner for Maryland’s modern lawmakers and a leader for the State in the decade that was the 1980s. Born in Washington D.C. in 1903, Schweinhaut would graduate from George Washington University and attend classes […]

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Senate Decades Series 1980s Senator Walter Baker

Elected to the Maryland Senate in 1978, Senator Walter Baker represented Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore including Cecil, Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot Counties from 1979 until 2003 including the entirety of the decade that was the 1980s. A native son of Cecil County, Baker was born in Port Deposit in 1927. Ultimately a lawyer […]

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Senate Decades Series 1980s Senator Jack Cade

A member of the Maryland Senate from 1975-1996 and a leader in Anne Arundel County for some four decades, Senator Jack Cade left his mark on the Maryland Senate in the decade that was the 1980s. A native of South Carolina, Cade would serve in the United States Marine Corps before making his way to […]

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