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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 served as the Chairman of the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee from 1987-2003. Few individuals who’ve walked the halls of the Maryland Senate did so with as much distinction as did Clarence W. Blount. The son of sharecroppers on […]

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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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Senate Decades Series 2010s Senator Richard Madaleno

No elected official personified the changing face of the Maryland Senate over the 2010s than former Senator and current Montgomery County Budget Director Richard Madaleno. A Montgomery County resident since childhood, Madaleno grew up in Silver Spring and attended Montgomery County Public Schools and then later Georgetown Preparatory School. He’d go on to Syracuse University […]

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