[Photograph of State Senator] CLARENCE W. BLOUNT, Democrat, District 41, Baltimore City.

Member of Senate since 1971. Majority Leader, 1983-. Chair, Economic and Environmental Affairs Committee, 1987- (education subcommittee; ad hoc subcommittee on ethics & election laws, 1997-). Member, Executive Nominations Committee, 1975-; Legislative Policy Committee, 1979- (management subcommittee); Spending Affordability Committee, 1982-; Rules Committee, 1983-; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 1999-. Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1971-74; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1972-74. Vice-Chair, Budget and Taxation Committee, 1975-86 (past chair, health, education & human resources subcommittee). Member, Joint Budget and Audit Committee, 1983-97; Joint Audit Committee, 1997. Co-Chair, Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96. Member, Special Joint Committee on Group Homes, 1995-96; Special Study Commission on the Maryland Public Ethics Law, 1998. Member, Urban Affairs Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures.

Chair, Board of Review, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 1969-71. Member, Governor's Commission on the Structure and Governance of Education, 1973-75; Governor's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, 1976-82; Commission to Study the Public Service Law, 1977-80; Maryland Education Council, Education Commission of the States, 1977-; Executive and Legislative Task Force on Prisons, 1981; State Employment and Training Council, 1981-83; Maryland Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, 1982-84; Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, 1984-85; Governor's Commission on Teacher Salaries and Incentives, 1986-87; Task Force on School Construction Finance, 1987; Governor's Commission on School Performance, 1987-89; Governor's Transition Team for Higher Education, 1988; Governor's Task Force on SPECTRUM-Housing for Economic Growth, 1990; Task Force on the Charles H. Hickey, Jr. School, 1991; Governor's Task Force on School Construction, 1992-93; Governor's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission, 1992-1995; World War II Memorial Commission, 1994-98; Maryland Affordable Housing Trust, 1994-; Task Force to Study the Governance, Coordination, and Funding of the University System of Maryland, 1998-99; Task Force to Study the History and Legacy of Slavery in Maryland, 1999. Former chair, Urban Services Commission, Baltimore City. Attended Baltimore City public schools; Morgan State College, B.A. (political science), 1950; The Johns Hopkins University, M.L.A., 1965; Georgetown University. Educator. Served in U.S. Army, World War II (Combat Commission). Member, National Democratic Committee. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1996. Member, Maryland Democratic State Central Committee; Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee. Member, Academy of Political and Social Science; Baltimore Urban League; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Alpha Phi Alpha; Gamma Boule. Board of Trustees, Sinai Hospital; Western Maryland College. Married.

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