[photo, State Senator Walter M. Baker] WALTER M. BAKER, Democrat, District 36, Cecil County, Caroline County, Kent County, Queen Anne's County & Talbot County.

Member of Senate since 1979. Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1987- (past vice-chair). Member, Rules Committee, 1987-; Legislative Policy Committee, 1987- (management subcommittee); Executive Nominations Committee, 1993-; Special Committee on Gaming, 2001-. Member, Joint Task Force on Catastrophic Liability Insurance Fund and Maryland Reinsurance Exchange, 1986. Senate Chair, Tort and Insurance Reform Oversight Committee, 1988-93. Member, Senate Committee on Redistricting, 2001-02; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2002. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures; Southern Legislative Conference of State Governments.

State's Attorney, Cecil County, 1963-66. Member, Governor's Task Force to Review the Defense of Insanity, 1982-84; Governor's Task Force on Correctional Rehabilitation, 1983; Governor's Task Force on Time-Sharing, 1983-84; Task Force to Study the Maryland Tax Court, 1984-85; Joint Executive/Legislative Task Force on Medical Malpractice Insurance, 1985; Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 1985-95; Task Force to Study Revision of Inheritance and Estate Tax Laws, 1987; Sentencing Guidelines Advisory Board of Maryland Judicial Conference, 1987-; Commission to Study Ways to Improve the Financial Viability of the Racing Industry, 1997-99; Commission on Juvenile Justice Jurisdiction, 1998-2000; Governor's Task Force on Childproof Guns, 1999; Governor's Task Force on Eastern Shore Economic Development, 1999-2001; Attainment Plan (federal air quality standards) Task Force, Department of the Environment; Anti-Terrorism Work Group, 2001-02; Mid-Shore Regional Council, 2001-; Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2001-. Born in Port Deposit, Maryland, September 23, 1927. Served in U.S. Army, 1950-53. Washington College, B.A., 1960; University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1960. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1960. Former attorney. Past president, director, Cecil County Bar Association; past president, Young Democrat Club of Washington College & Cecil County. Member, Elkton Rotary Club (past director, president); American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Sadler Award, Washington College, 1960. First Citizen Award, Maryland Senate, 2002. Married; two children.

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