Category Archives: In Memoriam

The Rebel Jesus – Again

I wrote the following post a year ago on Christmas Eve. I’ve written something similar every year since 2012. It’s even more urgently relevant in this annus horribilis of 2016. So rather than reinvent this year’s post, I’ll stick with the 2015 version.  I’ve written a version of this post every year since 2012. I lived with a Southern Baptist for… Read more »

Janet Reno Dead At 78

The first woman to be selected as U.S. Attorney General, Janet Reno, died yesterday at the age of 78. Janet Reno, the strong-minded Florida prosecutor tapped by Bill Clinton to become the country’s first female U.S. attorney general, and who shaped the U.S. government’s responses to the largest legal crises of the 1990s, died Nov. 7 at her home in Miami…. Read more »

RIP Len Teitelbaum

One of the truly good guys in Montgomery County and Maryland politics, Len Teitelbaum, died yesterday. Here’s a note from the Leisure World Democratic Club with details on the funeral, which is tomorrow.   A basic biography of the former D19 delegate and senator can be found here. I’m hoping that I can get one of the many politicos who knew… Read more »

RIP Esther Gelman

Esther Gelman died this morning after a long illness. Esther was one of the giants of Montgomery County politics over the past 50 years. A completely brief and truncated biography from the Montgomery County Historical Society: Esther P. Gelman was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1931, and graduated cum laude from the University of Colorado in 1952 with a B.A. in… Read more »

A Tragic Loss

Prince George’s community activist Greg Hall, who was nominated to be a delegate from District 24 but was rejected by Governor Martin O’Malley in 2012 based on his criminal history, died in a car accident last night in Capitol Heights. A Prince George’s County community activist and former drug dealer who unsuccessfully sought a seat in the Maryland State House died… Read more »

Delegate Jim Proctor Died Today

Prince George’s Delegate Jim Proctor, vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee, died earlier today at the age of 79. Josh Kurtz was first with the news, and the Sun has now also reported the sad news as well.  He was a well-liked and respected legislator for many years. My condolences to his friends, family and colleagues. In more mundane news, the Prince… Read more »