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DECATUR W. (BUCKY) TROTTER, Democrat, District 24, Prince George's County.

Member of Senate since 1983. Chair, Rules Committee, 1995-. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Fair Practices, 1997-. Member, Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 1984-; Finance Committee, 1993- (welfare reform subcommittee); Legislative Policy Committee, 1995-; Joint Audit Committee (formerly Joint Committee on Budget and Audit), 1995-; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1995-; Joint Committee on Welfare Reform, 1996-. Member, Special Joint Committee on the Medical Assistance Program, 1988-92; Joint Expenditure Study Group on Education and Human Resources, 1991. Chair, Legislative Black Caucus, 1986-88.

Member, House of Delegates, 1975-79. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 1975-79.

Member, Town Council, Town of Glenarden, 1961-68. Mayor of Glenarden, 1970-74. Judge, Orphans' Court, Prince George's County, 1982-83. Member, Task Force on Infrastructure Financing, 1985-86; Governor's Commission on Black and Minority Health, 1986-88; Project Advisory Council, Children and Family Services Reform Initiative, 1989-96; Governor's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission, 1990-95; State Advisory Board for Juvenile Services, 1990-95; Governor's Task Force on the Fair Imposition of Capital Punishment in Maryland, 1996; Task Force to Examine the State's Cemetery and Funeral Industry, 1996; Task Force to Study County Property-Tax Setoffs and Related Fiscal Issues, 1997-.

Born in Washington, DC, January 8, 1932. Attended Washington, DC, public schools. Served in U.S. Army, 1950-52. Virginia State University, B.S., 1956. Adult rehabilitation director for Bureau of Rehabilitation. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1988, 1996. Former member, Maryland Municipal League. Married; two daughters.

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