|Member of the Maryland House of Delegates|
from the 45th district
January 11, 1995
January 30, 1956|
North Carolina, United States
|Relations||Warren Branch, Baltimore City Council|
Talmadge Branch (born January 30, 1956) is an American politician who represents the 45th legislative district in the Maryland House of Delegates. Branch has been in office since 1995 and is currently the House majority whip. Delegate Branch is a former chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland and founder of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland's foundation.
Branch was born in Northampton County, North Carolina on January 30, 1956. He attended Northern High School in Baltimore and then Essex Community College where he got his A.A. in 1978. By 1980 Branch had earned his B.A. in liberal studies from Salisbury State College.
Branch has been a member of House of Delegates since January 11, 1995. He served on the House Appropriations Committee and was its vice-chairman from 2003 to 2007. He also serves on the Ways and Means committee. He is a member of the Legislative Policy Committee, the Special Joint Committee on Pensions, the Task Force to Study the State's Retiree Health Insurance Liabilities, the Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, the Spending Affordability Committee, the Joint Commission on the Maryland Port Administration and he is the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Welfare Reform.