MARYLAND HOUSE OF DELEGATES


[Photograph of State Delegate] CASPER R. TAYLOR, JR., Speaker of House of Delegates
(Democrat), District 1C, Allegany County.



Member of House of Delegates since 1975. House Speaker since 1994. Co-Chair, Legislative Policy Committee, 1994- (member, 1987-). Member, Joint Committee on Maryland Port, 1978-80; Joint Committee on Energy, 1979; Special Joint Committee on Transportation, 1981-84; Savings and Loan Oversight Committee, 1986; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1987-94. Chair, Economic Matters Committee, 1987-94 (vice-chair, 1978-86). Co-Chair, Special Joint Committee on Economic Development Strategy, 1988-91. Member, Special Joint Committee on Energy Pricing, 1990-91; Tort and Insurance Reform Oversight Committee, 1991-93; Spending Affordability Committee, 1994-2000. Chair, Western Maryland Delegation, 1982-86. Chair, Allegany County Delegation, 1987-94. Board of Directors, National Speakers Conference, State Legislative Leaders Foundation, 2000-.

Member, Commission to Study Public Service Commission Law, 1977-80; Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, 1986-; Citizens Advisory Board, Finan Hospital Center, 1988-; Governor's Commission on Maryland Military Monuments, 1989-; Governor's Commission on Insurance, 1990-92; Maryland Tourism Development Board, 1993-; Government House Trust, 1994-; State House Trust, 1994-; Maryland Environmental Trust, 1995-. Chair, Governor's Flood Mitigation Task Force for Western Maryland, 1996-. Member, Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry, 1997-98. Chair, Western Maryland Economic Development Task Force, 1998-. Member, Commission on Transportation Investment, 1999; Citizens Advisory Board for Brandenburg Center, 2000-.

Born in Cumberland, Maryland, December 19, 1934. Attended Allegany County parochial schools; University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1956. Served in U.S. Air Force R.O.T.C., 1952-54. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2000. Past president, Allegany County Liquor Dealers; Dapper Dan Club; Academy of Political Science, University of Notre Dame. Member, Elks; Eagles; Alhambra; Knights of Columbus; Cumberland Hall of Fame; South Cumberland Business and Civic Association; Chamber of Commerce; Maryland Wildlife Federation. Board of Advisors, Sacred Heart Hospital. Married.

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