First Citizen Celebration Series Senator Brian Frosh (2011)

A member of the Maryland Senate from 1995-2015, current Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh received the Maryland First Citizen Award in 2011. A native of Montgomery County, Frosh graduated from Walter Johnson High School, Wesleyan University and the Columbia University School of Law before embarking on a career as a public servant as a legislative […]

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First Citizen Celebration Series Senator Clarence Blount (1994)

Recognized by his colleagues for his measured and principled demeanor, Senator Clarence W. Blount received Maryland’s First Citizen Award in 1994. 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 the east coast of North Carolina, Blount grew […]

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First Citizen Celebration Series Senator Walter Baker (2002)

A recipient of the Maryland Frist Citizen Award in 2002, Senator Walter Baker represented Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore including Cecil, Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot Counties from 1979 until 2003. A native son of Cecil County, Baker was born in Port Deposit in 1927. Ultimately a lawyer by profession, his was a true story […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Senator Victor Ramirez

As the Maryland Senate joins in National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, there is no better individual to honor than Senator Victor Ramirez (the first Latino man to serve in both the Maryland House of Delegates and the Maryland Senate). Born in San Salvador, El Salvador in 1974, Ramirez would move to Prince George’s County as […]

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