Mary Pat Clarke

Mary Pat Clarke
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Member of the Baltimore City Council from the 14th District
Assumed office
January 2003
Preceded byLisa Stancil
46th President of the Baltimore City Council
In office
1987–1995
Preceded byClarence "Du" Burns
Succeeded byLawrence Bell
Member of the Baltimore City Council from the 2nd District
In office
1975–1983
Personal details
Born (1941-06-22) June 22, 1941 (age 78)
Providence, Rhode Island
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Joe Clarke
Professionteacher

Mary Pat Clarke (born June 22, 1941) is an American politician who represents the district 14 in the Baltimore City Council. She served in Baltimore, Maryland politics as both council president and council member for 24 out of the last 35 years as of 2010.[1] She is the first woman ever elected president of the Baltimore City Council and until 2016 was the only non-incumbent to win a council seat since single-member districts were mandated by Baltimore voters through Question P in 2002.[2]

Additionally, Clarke unsuccessfully ran for mayor in 1995[3]

Early life and education

Clarke was born in Providence, Rhode Island on June 22, 1941. She attended Immaculata College where she received an A.B. in 1963 and the a M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966.[4]

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