Robert W. Curran

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Robert W. Curran
Robert W. Curran (2008).jpg
Member of the Baltimore City Council from the 3rd District
Assumed office
January 1995
Preceded by Mike Curran
Personal details
Born (1950-07-17) July 17, 1950 (age 67)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Janice Vetter
Relations frm. Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. (brother), Judge Catherine Curran O'Malley (niece)

Robert W. Curran, is a member of the Baltimore City Council representing the Third Council District in Baltimore, Maryland. A member of a prominent Maryland political family, Curran is the son of J. Joseph Curran, Sr., Baltimore City Councilman from 1953 through 1977, a brother to former Maryland attorney general J. Joseph Curran, Jr., brother to a former city councilman, Mike Curran.[1] and uncle of Catherine Curran O'Malley, wife of former Governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley.


Curran was born July 17, 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Catherine Mary (Clark) and Baltimore City Council member J. Joseph Curran, Sr.[2][3] He attended Loyola High School and graduated in 1968. Curran then attended Mount Saint Mary's College and the Community College of Baltimore.[4]

In the Council[edit]

Curran has been on the council representing the Third District since 1995. A former vice chairman of the Baltimore City Council, Curran currently serves as the chair of the Executive Appointments Committee and vice-chair of the Council's Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee. He is a member of the Budget and Appropriations Committee and the chair of that committee's Labor Subcommittee.

Legislative Notes[edit]

  • In October 2006 Curran introduced a bill that would prohibit smoking in all restaurants and bars, the only workplaces in Baltimore where employees are not protected from second-hand smoke by statute.[5] The bill passed and is currently law in Baltimore City.
  • Curran worked with community groups and various city and state agencies on the redevelopment of the former Memorial Stadium site. Currently the site hosts a YMCA center, a park, and mixed-income retirement housing.[1]


  1. ^ a b Fritze, John (2007-03-08). "Curran Gets Results the Old-School Way". Baltimore Sun. 
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  4. ^ "Baltimore City Council: Robert W. Curran". Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 2008-06-30. 
  5. ^ Silverman, David (2006-10-12). "Baltimore Prepares for Another Fight Over Smoking Ban". Capitol News Service. Retrieved 2008-06-30.