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Rosalie Silber Abrams

Rosalie Silber Abrams (June 2, 1916[1] — February 27, 2009[2] ) was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates (1967–70) and Maryland State Senate (1970-84). She was the first female and Jewish majority leader of the state Senate (1978–82).[3] Appointed by Gov. Harry Hughes, Abrams headed the Maryland Office on Aging (now Department of Aging) from 1983 until retiring in 1996.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Society of Senates Past: Rosalie Silber Abrams". Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b Jones, Brent (1 March 2009). "Rosalie S. Abrams: State legislator who served 13 years in the Senate was a champion of health care reform and women's rights". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Maryland Women's Hall of Fame: Rosalie Silber Abrams". Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 7 March 2014.