“Chris was beloved by everyone who had the privilege of meeting him,” Sen.
Born in Evreux,
He earned a political science degree at Loyola University Maryland and a master’s degree in government at the
“Chris was a kind person who was always searching for the fun side of things,” said
He met his future wife,
“Chris was one of the original band of law firm legislative assistants whom
“In particular, he advocated for the adoption of the Section 529 college savings plans,” his wife said.
He later joined the
He joined the office of
In 2018 he moved over to the
“Chris was a public servant who brought a deep well of knowledge to his work, and he will leave behind a legacy of impact on so many lives that he was able to improve with his expertise, competence and hard work,”
He recently had a major role in the passage of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act.
“He achieved major bipartisan accord and was a believer that compromise won out," his wife said. "He could engage in old-school ways, where people bring the issues to the table and compromise is achieved. But he also knew that it took plenty of work.”
He was an accomplished genealogical researcher and kept boxes of files pertaining to cousins and other ancestors at his home. He discovered that his Oakenshawe home was located on a piece of ground once owned by a distant family relative.
He discovered he was three-quarters Irish and met cousins from
He was a Sunday school teacher at the
A memorial service will be held at
In addition to his wife of 30 years, a French teacher at
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