Nathaniel J. McFadden

Nathaniel J. McFadden (born August 3, 1946) is an American politician who represents district 45 in the Maryland State Senate and is the Senate's president pro tem.[1]

Nathaniel McFadden
Nathaniel J. McFadden (2007).jpg
President pro tempore of the Maryland Senate
In office
January 10, 2007 – January 9, 2019
Preceded byAdrienne Ruben
Succeeded byKatherine A. Klausmeier
Member of the Maryland Senate
from the 45th district
Assumed office
January 11, 1995
Preceded byNathan Irby
Personal details
Born (1946-08-03) August 3, 1946 (age 73)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationBaltimore City College
Morgan State University (BS, MS)


Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 3, 1946, McFadden attended high school at the Baltimore City College, graduating in 1964. McFadden received a B.A. from Morgan State College in geography & history education in 1968. M.S. (history & social sciences), 1972. Educator. Teacher, Dunbar High School, 1968-75. He also was an educator at Lake Clifton-Eastern High School in Baltimore, MD, beginning in 1989 and was an Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) through 1994.He has a wife named Rachel, 3 children and wonderful grandchildren like Molly and Michael.

In the legislatureEdit

McFadden has been a member of Senate since January 11, 1995 and is also chairman of the Baltimore City Senate Delegation. He is the President Pro Tem of the Senate after serving as the Majority Leader from 2003 to 2007. Senate Chair, Joint Audit Committee, 2001-. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 1995- (public safety, transportation, economic development & natural resources subcommittee, 1995–99; pensions subcommittee, 1995-; education, business & administration subcommittee, 2000-; vice-chair, capital budget subcommittee, 2007-, member, 2003-); Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 1995-;

Democratic party activistEdit

In December 2007, McFadden was chosen by the Obama for President campaign to appear on the ballot as a male delegate for Obama from Maryland's 7th congressional district.[2]


Nathaniel McFadden campaigning for Barack Obama in Columbia, South Carolina, January 26, 2008
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  2. ^ "2008 Presidential primary candidates" (PDF). Maryland State Board Of Elections. Retrieved 2008-01-07.

External linksEdit

Maryland Senate
Preceded by
Adrienne Ruben
President pro tempore of the Maryland Senate
Succeeded by
Katherine A. Klausmeier