PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) - Former Gov. Marvin Mandel has been remembered at a funeral service attended by top state officials as the architect of modern Maryland.
That's how Gov. Larry Hogan described Mandel at a funeral service in Pikesville on Thursday. The service drew many of the state's political elite, both past and present from both political parties.
Mandel, who died Sunday at the age of 95, became governor in 1969 and remained in the post for most of the 1970s.
He restructured state government and pushed transportation and school construction initiatives.