194 MARYLAND MANUAL.
Mr. Ritchie served as Attorney General from December
20, 1915, to December 20, 1919. He organized the first State
Law Department of Maryland, which took over the legal
work of all. of the State Departments except the Public
Service Commission, thus doing away with the employment
of numerous special counsel and resulting both in economy
and increased efficiency to the State.
Mr. Ritchie was one of the delegates at large from Mary-
land to the Democratic National Convention held in St.
Louis in June, 1916, which nominated Woodrow Wilson for
his second term, and also delegate at large to the Demo-
cratic National Convention held in San Francisco July,
On June 3, 1918, Mr. Ritchie was appointed General Coun-
sel to the United States War Industries Board, serving
in this capacity until December, 1918, when the Board was
dissolved. He secured a leave of absence from his duties as
Attorney General, and moved to Washington, in order to
devote his entire time to war work.
In September, 1919, Mr. Ritchie was nominated without
opposition as the Democratic candidate for Governor of
Maryland, and on November 4, 1919, he was elected to that
Secretary of State: PHILIP B. PERLMAN (Democrat), Bal-
Philip B. Perlman was born in Baltimore City on March
5th, 1890. He attended the public schools, and was gradu-
ated from the Baltimore City College with the class of 1908.
During his senior year he was the college correspondent of
the Baltimore American and, after his graduation, he be-
came a regular member of the reportorial staff. He attended
special courses at the Johns Hopkins University. In the fall
of 1909 he entered the Law School of the University of
Maryland, at the same time resigning from the American
to become a member of the staff of the Baltimore Star. He
passed the Bar examination in 1911 and began the practice
of law. He was graduated from the University of Maryland
in 1912 with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. In April,
1910, Mr. Perlman left the Star to become a member of the
first staff of the Evening Sun. For a time he was court re-
porter and special writer, and in the latter part of 1913 he
was made City Editor of "the paper.
In January, 1917, Mr. Perlman resigned the City Editor-
ship of the Evening Sun to accept an appointment from
Albert C. Ritchie, the Attorney-General, as an Assistant in