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ARTHUR DORMAN, Democrat, District 21, Prince George's County & Montgomery County.

Member of Senate since 1975. Vice-Chair, Finance Committee, 1995- (member, health subcommittee). Member, Executive Nominations Committee, 1976-; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1984-; Joint Audit Committee (formerly Joint Budget and Audit Committee), 1995-; Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1995-; Workers' Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight Committee, 1995-; Joint Legislative Task Force on Organ and Tissue Donations, 1997-. Senate Chair, Special Joint Committee on Group Homes, 1995-97. Member, Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96.

Member, House of Delegates, 1965-75. Speaker Pro Tem, 1971-75. Member, Legislative Council, 1971-75. Chair, Prince George's County Delegation, 1971-75.

Member, Task Force to Study the Funding of Special Education, 1985-86; Governor's Commission on Excellence in Higher Education, 1985-87; Maryland Underground Storage Tank Task Force, 1989-91; Southern Regional Education Board (executive board, legislative advisory committee); Governor's Task Force on School Construction, 1992-93; Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee, 1992-; Power Plant Research Advisory Committee, 1994; Maryland Recycling Advisory Group, 1995; Governor's Task Force on Community Health Networks, 1994-95; Task Force on Emerging Medical and Surgical Treatments, 1996; State Employees' Health Insurance Advisory Council, 1996-. Chair, Chesapeake Bay Trust, 1996- (member, 1985-); Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry, 1997-98.

Born in New York, New York, October 21, 1926. George Washington University; Pennsylvania College of Optometry, O.D., 1953. Optometrist. Served in U.S. Army, World War II. Member, 21st District and Vansville District Democratic Clubs; Beltsville Citizens' Association; Beta Sigma Kappa; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Prince George's County Boys and Girls Clubs. Past president, Takoma-Langley Kiwanis Club. Member, national, State and local optometric associations. Past president, Vision Institute of America. Maryland Optometrist of the Year, 1967. National Optometrist of the Year, 1968. Member, Beth Torah Congregation. Married.

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