Senator Joseph Tydings began his distinguished governmental career as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates between the years of 1955 and 1961.
Following his tenure with the Maryland legislature, Sen. Tydings was appointed by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland.
Mr. Tydings was elected in 1964 to the U.S. Senate, where he represented the State of Maryland for six years. After leaving the U.S. Senate, he became a name partner in Danzansky, Dickey, Tydings, Quint & Gordon. In 1988, he joined the Washington office of Anderson Kill Olick & Oshinsky, and, in 1996, joined Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP. In the 30 years since he left the U.S. Senate, Sen. Tydings has represented a wide array of clients with special legal and governmental problems. In the domestic arena, he worked as outside counsel for Giant Food Inc. on many different types of projects.
In the international arena, he has represented the Embassy of Japan in its negotiations with the U.S. Department of State involving the licensing of the Tokai Uranium reprocessing facility. Tydings has been active in the civic, legal, and political communities of the State of Maryland for more than 30 years.
Senator Tydings received both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland.
TYDINGS, Joseph Davies, (son of Millard Evelyn Tydings), a Senator from Maryland; born in Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., May 4, 1928; attended the public schools of Aberdeen, Md.; graduated from McDonogh School in 1946, the University of Maryland in 1950, and the University of Maryland Law School in 1953; served in Army of Occupation, European Theater of Operations after the Second World War, corporal, Sixth Constabulary Regiment; admitted to the bar in 1952 and commenced the practice of law; member, Maryland house of delegates 1955-1961; United States attorney for Maryland 1961-1963; United States representative at the Interpol Conference in Helsinki, Finland, and at the International Penal Conference in Bellagio, Italy, in 1963; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1964, and served from January 3, 1965, to January 3, 1971; chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia (Ninety-first Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1970; member, Board of Regents of the University of Maryland 1974-1984, serving as chairman 1982-1984; member, Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland 2000-2005; senior counsel, law firm of Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin and Oshinsky, Washington, D.C.; is a resident of Harford County, Md.more » « less