Unsung Senators Celebration 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 an unsung heroine for the Maryland Senate. Born in Washington D.C. in 1903, Schweinhaut would graduate from George Washington University and attend classes at the National University School […]

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Unsung Senators Celebration Senator Perry Sfikas

A member of the Maryland General Assembly for some seven years, Perry Sfikas would serve as a Maryland State Senator from January 1995 to September 17, 2002, and a steady, unsung hand for the body. Born in Baltimore in 1955, Sfikas would graduate from Patterson High School before making his way to George Washington University, […]

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Unsung Senators Celebration Senator Verda Welcome

If you’ve walked on the second floor of the James Senate Office Building in Annapolis, you can’t help but notice a striking painting of former State Senator Verda Welcome. Many pass her likeness every day unknowing her legacy and the fact that she was the very first African-American Woman State Senator elected in the entire […]

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Unsung Senators Celebration Senator Jim Robey

Maryland’s Senate Majority Leader from 2013-2015, Senator Jim Robey spent a short time in Maryland’s Senate but truly made a lasting impact in Annapolis as a quiet and often unsung hero of the Maryland General Assembly. A lifelong resident of Howard County, few others would understand their communities better than Robey. Born in Baltimore but […]

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Unsung Senators Celebration Senator Arthur Dorman

An elected official from 1965-2003, Arthur Dorman would serve as a Maryland State Senator from 1975-2003 and as a Maryland State Delegate from 1965-1975 representing Prince George’s County and proving a true, often unsung, leader in the Maryland Senate. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Collins, Dorman would serve in both the United States Army and […]

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