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at the University of Virginia. Married Elizabeth Rice,
daughter of Dr. Richard Thomas Nalle and Ellen Anne Hooe,
of Virginia. Democratic candidate for State Senator from
Prince George's in 1881, and for Associate Judge of Seventh
Judicial Circuit in 1897. Elected Clerk of the Court of Ap-
peals November 5,1907.
At the election of 1913 Mr. Magruder was re-elected Clerk
of the Court of Appeals for a term of six years.
Attorney General: ALBERT C. RITCHIE (Democrat), Balti-
Albert C. Ritchie was born August 29th, 1876. His father
was the late Judge Albert Ritchie, of Baltimore, and his
mother before her marriage was Miss Elizabeth Caskie Cabell,
of Richmond, Va.
Mr. Ritchie received his early education in private schools
of Baltimore, and graduated from the Johns Hopkins Uni-
versity in 1896 with the degree of A. B., and from the Uni-
versity of Maryland Law School in 1898 with the degree of
L. L. B.
Upon his graduation, Mr. Ritchie began the practice of law
in Baltimore City with the firm of Steele, Semmes, Carey and
Bond, of which he became a member in 1900. In March, 1903,
he was. appointed Assistant City Solicitor of Baltimore City,
and held this position until July 1, 1910, when he resigned in
order to become Assistant General Counsel to the Public Serv-
ice Commission of Maryland. He held that position until
February 16, 1913, when he resigned in order to devote his
entire time to private practice.
Previous to this, in November, 1903, Mr. Bitchie formed the
law firm of Ritchie and Janney. Mr. Ritchie is still the head
of this firm. In 1907 he was appointed Professor of Law at the
University of Maryland Law School, a position which he still
On September 14, 1915, Mr. Ritchie was nominated in the
direct primary for Attorney General of Maryland on the
Democratic ticket, and on November 2nd, 1915, he was elected
to that office.