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HENRY A. VIRTS, D.V.M., Secretary of Agriculture

Secretary of Agriculture since January 1998. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, 1994-97.

Assistant State Veterinarian, 1987-89. State Veterinarian, 1989-93. Member, Maryland Agricultural Commission, 1970-87 (vice-chair, 1985-87).

Member, Board of Regents, University of Maryland System, 1998-; Governor's Executive Council, 1998-; Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 1998-; Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay, 1998-; Maryland Food Center Authority, 1998-; Governor's Pesticide Council, 1998-; Rural Legacy Board, 1998-; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 1998-; State Soil Conservation Committee, 1998.

Born in Washington, D.C., November 10, 1932. Attended University of Maryland, 1950-52; University of Georgia, D.V.M., 1956. Private veterinary practice, 1959-87. Resident of Mechanicsville, St. Mary's County.

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