[Photograph of State Senator] WILLIAM H. AMOSS (1936-1997)
Democrat, District 35, Harford & Cecil Counties.

Senator Amoss died at Fallston, Harford County, Maryland, October 8, 1997.

Member of Senate, 1983-97. Senate Chair, Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 1985-97. Senate Co-Chair, Joint Transportation Financing Committee (Transportation 2000), 1994. Senate Chair, Joint Budget and Audit Committee, 1995-96. Senate Chair, Joint Legislative Task Force on Organ and Tissue Donations, 1997. Vice-Chair, Budget and Taxation Committee, 1995-97 (public safety, transportation, economic development, & natural resources subcommittee; revenues & taxes subcommittee; chair, capital budget subcommittee; chair, pensions subcommittee). Member, Finance Committee, 1983-86; Joint Audit Committee (formerly Joint Budget and Audit Committee), 1983-97; Joint Committee on Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas, 1987-94; Budget and Taxation Committee, 1987-97; Spending Affordability Committee, 1991-97; Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96; Legislative Policy Committee, 1995-97; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1995-97; Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 1995-97. Chair, Harford County Delegation, 1991-97.

Member, House of Delegates, 1975-82. Member, Appropriations Committee; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics.

Member, Governor's Task Force on State Support for Volunteer Fire, Rescue and Ambulance Companies, 1983-85; State Use Industries Advisory Committee, 1983-97; Maryland Historical Trust, 1991-97; Aquaculture Advisory Committee, 1993-97; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 1994-97; Bainbridge Re-Use Advisory Committee, 1996-97.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, December 2, 1936. Attended Harford County parochial and public schools; Harford Community College; University of Maryland-Overseas; Missouri School of Auctioneering. Auctioneer and appraiser. Served in U.S. Army, 1955-58. Member, Maryland Farm Bureau; Maryland and National Auctioneers Associations. Past director, Bel Air Jaycees.

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