MARYLAND MANUAL FOR 1896.
Governor Secretary of State, Comptroller, Attorney
General, and Members of the General
Assembly of Maryland.
Governor of Maryland:
LLOYD LOWNDES, of Cumberland, Allegany County.
Lloyd Lowndes, of Maryland, was bora in Clarksburg, West
Virginia, February 21st, 1845. His father and grandfather
before him were prominent men of the State, and the Lowndes
family has been identified with the interests of Western Mary-
land almost from its settlement.
Mr. Lowndes was educated in the academy at Clarksburg, in
Washington College, Washington, Pennsylvania, and in Alle-
ghany College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, having graduated from
the last-named institution in 1865. Shortly afterward, he began
the study of law in Philadelphia, and in 1S67 was graduated
from the law school of the University of Pennsylvania.
Upon his graduation he settled in Cumberland, and soon
acquired a large and lucrative practice. His thorough knowl-
edge of the fundamental principles of constitutional law, and
his great personal popularity made him a most desirable candi-
date for congressional honors, and, at the urgent request of the
leaders of the Republican party, he accepted the nomination for
Congress, and went into the campaign of 1872, and was elected
over the Hon. John Ritchie, of Frederick county, the Demo-
cratic nominee, by the majority of 1, 700. In this fight, Mr.
Lowndes threw all that energetic and persistent application
which had characterized his work at school, the college, the uni-
versity, and while practicing at the bar, and the "forlorn hope"