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Emmett Burns, Jr.'s Biography
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Emmett C. Burns, Jr.
Married: Earlean; 3 Children: Emmett III, Engel, Evers
PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1974
MRE, Presbyterian School of Christian Education, 1969
MDiv, Virginia Union University, 1968
BS, Jackson State University, 1962
Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 10, 1994-2014
Deputy Majority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2003-2007
Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Unemployment Insurance Oversight, 2011-present
Member, Commission to Coordinate the Study, Commemoration, and Impact of Slavery's History and Legacy in Maryland, 2000-present
Member, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1999-present
Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (formerly Maryland Legislative Black Caucus), 1995-present
Member, Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1995-present
Member, Baltimore Safe Schools Committee, 1991-present
Vice Chair, Civil Rights Committee, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2000-present
Vice-Chair, Committee on International Affairs, National Black Caucus of State Legislators
Member, Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2007-present
Member, Financial Services Standing Committee, National Black Caucus of State Legislators
Member, Redistricting Committee, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2000-present
Member, Task Force on the Membership and Operation, Baltimore County Board of Education, 2011
Member, Property and Casualty Insurance Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2003-2010
Member, Corporations Workgroup, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2003-2006
Member, Civil Law and Procedure Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1995-2003
Member, Judiciary Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1995-2003
Chair, Ethics Committee, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2000
Member, Governor's Task Force on African-American Entrepreneurship in Baltimore City, 1996-1999
Member, Task Force to Study the Effects of Cult Activities on Public Senior Higher Education Institutions, 1999
Member, Task Force to Study the History and Legacy of Slavery in Maryland, 1999
Member, Governor's Commission on Adoption, 1995
Pastor, Rising Sun First Baptist Church, 1984-present
Adjunct Professor, Ecumenical Institute of Theology, Saint Marys Seminary
Director, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1978-1991
Professor, University of Maryland, Ecumenical Institute of Theology, 1982-1984
Captain, United States Air Force, 1975-1978
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Chair, Baltimore Safe Schools Committee, 1991-present
Member, National Baptist Convention of the United States of America Incorporated
Member, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
Chair, Social Action Committee, United Baptist Convention of Maryland
Chaplain, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2008-2010
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