Tag: Marvin Mandel
Former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel died last week at 95 after a life of enormous achievements and puzzling contradictions. On the surface he could be wise, funny, kind, brilliant and farsighted. Yet there was a darker side behind the implacable façade he showed to the public.Read More
Simply put, Marvin Mandel — who was laid to rest last week at age 95 — ranks as the greatest and most effective Maryland governor of the 20th century. Only Gov. Albert C. Ritchie (1920-35) comes close to matching Mandel as a government reformer. But Mandel was far more ambitious in his efforts to improve society, expand the reach of government and anticipate future trends.Read More
Former Gov. Marvin Mandel died Sunday, ending a remarkable life that made him one of the most influential Maryland governors of the past century and one of the most colorful, with personal drama providing flourishes to his large public accomplishments.Read More
John Hanson Briscoe and Bishop Robinson, who died this past week at ages 79 and 86 respectively, understood the meaning of public service.
They grasped the meaning of acting responsibly and honorably. Their lives remind us what running government is all about.Read More
Off to the Races: Hogan’s hijacking; the Harry Hughes problem; Neuman backs Kittleman; District 12’s crowded field
Last week was chock full of hearings and events as politicos and legislators tried to cram things in before Thanksgiving/Hannukah and a short run-up to Christmas.Read More
The fete for former Gov. Marvin Mandel’s 90th birthday was like “Jurassic Park,” columnist Blair Lee IV quipped to me last week.
The political dinosaurs roamed the University of Maryland’s alumni center in College Park, and there was lots of reminiscing about the good old days.
“Marvin Mandel is the best governor I have seen,” said Rep. Steny Hoyer, who was the youngest Senate president in Maryland history when Mandel reigned upstairs at the State House. “His vision was so clear. His vision was ahead of his time.”Read More
Being governor today is a lot more difficult than it was when he had the job in the 1970s, as Marvin Mandel tells it.
But the government, at both federal and state levels, has also grown too large and taxes are too high. Those were some of the observations Mandel offered in a 90-minute interview two days after his 90th birthday last month, in the Annapolis law office where he said he still works five days a week.Read More
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