Thomas A. Baldwin, 60, steel worker, party activist


Thomas A. Baldwin, a retired Bethlehem Steel worker and former president of the Battle Grove Democratic Club, died of heart failure Wednesday at his Dundalk home. He was 60.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Baldwin attended city schools before going to work for Bethlehem Steel in Sparrows Point.

He was a steel worker for 40 years before retiring in July. He then was an inspector for the Baltimore County Liquor Board. Last year, he was elected to the Democratic State Central Committee in Dundalk.

He had been president of the Battle Grove Democratic Club for 12 years and was a volunteer on the campaigns of several elected officials, including the late U.S. Rep. Clarence Long and Baltimore County Councilman John Olszewski Sr. of Dundalk.

Mr. Baldwin worked in the campaign of Baltimore mayoral candidate Martin O'Malley, who won the Democratic primary Tuesday. Mr. Baldwin also was a member of the County Seals Democratic Club, Patapsco Lodge No. 183 of the Masons and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Connelly Funeral Home in the 7100 block of Sollers Point Road in Dundalk.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, the former Marilyn Gough; two sons, Steven Baldwin of Essex and David Baldwin of Dundalk; and two grandchildren.

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