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James Franklin Ports

James Franklin Ports, American federal agency administrator, former state legislator. Recipient People Against Child Abuse award, Maryland School Blind award, Baltimore County Police Department award, Expeditionary medal.

Background

  • Ports, James Franklin was born on December 1, 1958 in Baltimore. Son of James Franklin and Dale (Ziegler) Ports.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Essex Community College, Baltimore, 1989.

    Career

    • Pipe fitter Harry Sparks Heating, 1977-1978. Fitter/installer Baltimore Gas and Electrical Company, 1982-1985, maintenance technician, 1985-1989, trainer, quality control inspector, since 1989. Member Maryland House Delegates from District 8, 1991—2002, constitutional and administrative law committee, 1991-1992, workers compensation work group, 1991-1992, ways and means committee, 1992—2002, subcommittee on education, 1993, subcommittee on transportation, subcommittee on housing/social issues, 1994, special joint committee on transportation, 1994, subcommittee taxes and revenue, 1995.

      Assistant secretary for administration Maryland Department Transportation, 2002—2004, deputy secretary, 2004—2007. Deputy administrator National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, United States Department Transportation, Washington, since 2007.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Vice president Northeast Fullerton Community Association, 1986-1990. Member Taxpayers for Government Efficiency, since 1989. Member Maryland Republican State Central Committee, 1989-1990.

    Member Veterans of Foreign Wars (Commander 1991-1992), Toastmasters, Formatting Objects Processor, Phi Theta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Linda Lee Linton, 1980. Children: Christopher James, Jonathan Russell, Kelsey Linton.
    • father: James Franklin Ports
    • mother: Dale (Ziegler) Ports
    • spouse: Linda Lee Linton
    • children: Christopher James Ports
    • Jonathan Russell Ports
    • Kelsey Linton Ports
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    Born December 1, 1958
    (age 58)
    • 1989
      Essex Community College
    • 1977 - 1978
      Pipe fitter Harry Sparks Heating
    • 1982 - 1985
      fitter/installer Baltimore Gas and Electrical Company
    • 1985 - 1989
      fitter/installer Baltimore Gas and Electrical Company
    • 1989
      fitter/installer Baltimore Gas and Electrical Company
    • 1991 - 2002
      member, Maryland House Delegates from District 8
    • 1991 - 1992
      member, Maryland House Delegates from District 8
    • 1992 - 2002
      member, Maryland House Delegates from District 8
    • 1993
      member, Maryland House Delegates from District 8
    • 1994
      member, Maryland House Delegates from District 8
    • 1994
      member, Maryland House Delegates from District 8
    • 1995
      member, Maryland House Delegates from District 8
    • 2007
      deputy administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
      Washington, United States
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