Member, Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, 1991-2007; State Commission on Neighborhoods, 1994-96; Task Force on Maryland's Dairy Industry, 1995-97; Task Force to Examine the State's Cemetery and Funeral Industry, 1996; Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee, 1996-2007; Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry, 1997-98; Commission to Study Ways to Improve the Financial Viability of the Racing Industry, 1997-99; Governor's Flood Mitigation Task Force for Western Maryland, 1997-2002; Western Maryland Economic Development Task Force, 1998-2002; Task Force on the South Mountain Battlefield Historic Tourism Initiative, 1999-2000; Task Force to Study the Modernization of Credit Union Law, 1999-2001; State Advisory Council on Administrative Hearings, 1999-2007; Maryland Competitive Advantage Financing Fund Work Group, 2000; Deep Creek Lake Policy and Review Board, 2000-07; Youth Centers Advisory Board, Department of Juvenile Services, 2002-07; Southern States Energy Board, 2003-07.
Born in Frostburg, Maryland, February 25, 1932. Attended Fort Hill High School, Cumberland, Maryland; Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, B.S. (economics), 1954; Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, 1958. Served in U.S. Army (combat infantry medic). Funeral director. President, John J. Hafer Funeral Homes. Member, Maryland Farm Bureau; Allegany County Farm Bureau; Cumberland Chamber of Commerce. Member, Mason Lodge, Scottish Rite 32nd degree, Tall Cedar of Lebanon (past grand tall cedar), Ali Ghan Shrine Temple (past potentate), Cumberland. Member, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge no. 48, Cumberland; Farrady American Legion Post no. 24, Frostburg; B.P.O. Elks, Cumberland; Cumberland Moose, Lodge no. 271, Wiley Ford, West Virginia. Past chair, Salvation Army and American Cancer Crusade. Advisory Board, Salvation Army. Board of Directors, Cumberland Youth Center. Married; four children, five grandchildren, four great granchildren. Died in Frostburg, Maryland, June 5, 2019.
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