Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer
On May 8, 2018, Maryland Senate Bill 933 was signed into law renaming the Maryland Prepaid College Trust as the Maryland Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer Prepaid College Trust and the Maryland College Investment Plan as the Maryland Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer College Investment Plan. Retiring at the end of his term that year, Senator Kasemeyer had served in the Maryland General Assembly nearly continuously since 1983. He was one of the primary sponsors of the legislation that originated the Maryland college savings programs.
Edward J. Kasemeyer was born in Baltimore in 1945 and moved to Howard County in 1957 where he currently resides. He graduated from Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College in 1967 with a degree in political science. Mr. Kasemeyer served in the Maryland General Assembly for 32 years, 8 years in the House of Delegates and 24 years in the Senate.