Nathaniel T. Oaks
Nathaniel T. Oaks
Nathaniel T. Oaks (Maryland Delgate).jpg
Member of the Maryland Senate
from the 41st district

February 10, 2017
Lisa Gladden
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 41st district

January 11, 1995 - February 10, 2017
Samuel M. Parham.
Angela Gibson
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 41st district

January 12, 1983 - January 10, 1989
Walter R. Dean, Jr.
Samuel M. Parham
Personal details
Born (1946-10-19) October 19, 1946 (age 70)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Residence Baltimore, Maryland
Occupation Insurance agent

Nathaniel T. Oaks (born October 19, 1946) is an American politician who represents district 41 in the Maryland State Senate.[1]


Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Oaks attended Edmondson High School, the University of Baltimore, Towson State College and graduated from Morgan State University with a B.S. degree in business in 1974.

In the legislature

Oaks was a member of the House of Delegates from 1983 to 1989 when he automatically forfeited his seat after being convicted of theft charges for double-billing expenses both to the State for expenses performed in official capacity and to his campaign fund. [2] After a losing bid to regain office in 1990, Oaks was re-elected in 1994 when several incumbent delegates retired and served in the House of Delegates since. He is a member of the Health and Government Operations Committee.

Legislative notes

  • Co-sponsored HB 860 (Baltimore City Public Schools Construction and Revitalization Act of 2013). Signed by the Governor on May 16, 2013, the new law approved 1.1 billion dollars to construct new schools in Baltimore City.[2]
  • voted against the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007 (HB359)[3]
  • voted in favor of prohibiting ground rents in 2007(SB106)[4]
  • voted for the Healthy Air Act in 2006 (SB154)[5]
  • voted for slots in 2005 (HB1361)[6]
  • voted for the Tax Reform Act of 2007(HB2)[7]
  • voted in favor of slots (HB4) in the 2007 Special session[3]

Election results

  • 2006 Primary Race for Maryland House of Delegates - District 41[4]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Jill P. Carter, Dem. 13,196   31.2%    Won
Samuel I. Rosenberg, Dem. 9,215   21.8%    Won
Nathaniel T. Oaks, Dem. 9,189   21.7%    Won
Wendall Phillips 6,480   15.3%    Lost
Kevin Hargrave 2,095   5.0%    Lost
Karen M. Ferguson 2,116   5.0%    Lost

In the Democratic Party

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Oaks supported Barack Obama.

2017 Wire Fraud Allegations

On April 7, 2017, Oaks was charged in U.S. District Court with accepting cash payments in exchange for using his position to influence a development project.[5]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "House Bill 860". Maryland Legislative Services. Retrieved 2014. 
  3. ^ "HouseBill 4 3rd Reading Vote Tally". Maryland Department of Legislative Information Services. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ Cox, Justin Fenton, Luke Broadwater, Erin. "Longtime Baltimore state lawmaker Oaks charged with federal wire fraud". Retrieved . 

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