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JOHN R. GRIFFIN, Secretary of Natural Resources

Secretary of Natural Resources since 1995 (Deputy Secretary, 1984-95).

Director of legislative and budgetary affairs for standing committee of Prince George's County Council, 1972-78. Executive Assistant, Office of the Governor, 1979-83.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1995-; Chesapeake Bay Commission, 1995-; Chesapeake Bay Trust, 1995-; Maryland Civil War Heritage Commission, 1995-; Governor's Executive Committee on Drunk and Drugged Driving, 1995; Interagency Economic Growth, Resource Protection, and Planning Committee, 1995-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1995-; Governor's Pesticide Council, 1995-; Seafood Marketing Advisory Committee, 1995-; Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism (formerly Governor's Commission on Service), 1995-; State Soil Conservation Committee, 1995-; Transportation Enhancements Program Executive Committee, 1995-; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 1996-. Chair, Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay, 1995-; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 1995-. Co-Chair, Maryland Greenways Commission, 1995-.

Born in Rochester, New York, April 25, 1946. Niagara University, B.A., 1969; The Catholic University of America, M.A., 1972. Distinguished Service Award, Maryland Municipal League, 1982; Distinguished Service Award, National Governors' Association, 1984. Married; three daughters.

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