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JOHN W. DERR, Republican, District 3, Frederick & Washington Counties.

Member of Senate since 1983. Minority Whip, 1996-. Senate Chair, Workers' Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight Committee, 1995-. Member, Finance Committee, 1989-; Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 1985-; Legislative Policy Committee, 1995-; Joint Legislative Task Force on Organ and Tissue Donations, 1997-. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Protocol. Member, Economic and Environmental Affairs Committee, 1983-89; Executive Nominations Committee, 1987-94; Tort and Insurance Reform Oversight Committee, 1988-93; Special Joint Committee on Energy Pricing, 1990-91. Chair, Frederick County Delegation, 1995-.

Member, Task Force to Study Incentive Awards Program for State Employees, 1990; Task Force on Funding for the Maryland School for the Deaf, 1996; Advisory Committee to Study Funding Mechanisms for the Maryland Insurance Administration, 1997-.

Born in Frederick, Maryland, March 18, 1941. Frederick High School; University of Maryland, B.S., 1963; The American College, C.L.U. (chartered life underwriter), 1977. Served in U.S. Army Reserves, 1963-69. Insurance agent. Member, Republican Local Central Committee, Frederick County, 1982-83. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1996. Past president, Frederick Jaycees; named Jaycee International Senator, 1977. Past president, Frederick County Heart Association; Frederick Life Underwriters Association; board of trustees, Frederick Memorial Hospital. Married; four children.

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