Member, Special Commission to Study Sexual-Orientation Discrimination in Maryland, 2000-01; Unemployment Insurance Funding Task Force, 2003-04; Committee on Unemployment Insurance Oversight, 2005-06; Maryland Commission for Men's Health, 2007-10. Presidential Elector, Maryland, 2008.
Member, House of Delegates, representing District 25 (Prince George's County), 1975-99. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1975-99 (chair, workers' compensation subcommittee, 1996-99); Savings and Loan Oversight Committee, 1986. Deputy Majority Whip, 1986-94. Member, Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97. House Chair, Workers' Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight Committee, 1996-99 (member, 1995-99). Chair, Prince George's County Delegation, 1995-99. Former Parliamentarian, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus.
Former member, Goals Advisory Committee, Prince George's County.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, February 28, 1940. Attended Memphis public schools; Howard University. Served in U.S. Army. Safety Director, Joseph Smith and Sons, Inc. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2008. Founding member, Capital Centre. Charter member, Landover Kiwanis Club. Member, Ploughmen and Fishermen of Prince George's County; 24th District Democratic Alliance; Peppermill Village Citizens Association; Arlene Drive Block Club. Life member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Trustee, Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church (president, cathedral choir; member, sons & daughters of allen). Married; two daughters.
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