196 MARYLAND MANUAL.
Attorney-General: ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG (Bepublican),
Alexander Armstrong was born in Hagerstown, Mary-
land, on June 28th, 1877. His father was the late Alexander
Armstrong, for many years a practicing attorney of Hagers-
town, and his mother, who is also deceased, was, before her
marriage, Miss Elizabeth Key Scott, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Norman Bruce Scott, of Hagerstown. Mr. Armstrong
attended the public schools of Washington County, gradu-
ating from its High School in 1895. He then entered Princeton
University, receiving there the degree of A. B. in 1899, and the
degree of A.M., in 1900, and was later graduated from the
University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1903 with a de-
gree of LL.B. Mr. Armstrong was admitted to the Bar of
Maryland on January 13, 1904, and immediately commenced
the practice of law in Hagerstown. In April, 1904, he was
appointed City Attorney for Hagerstown, serving until July,
1906. In the' fall of 1907 he was elected State's Attorney
for Washington County, serving one term, from January
1st, 1908, to January 1st, 1912. From that date Mr. Arm-
strong has devoted his entire time to private practice, his
work taking him before the Courts and Commissions of
Maryland and also before the Federal Court of Baltimore.
The law offices in Hagerstown, with 'which Mr. Armstrong
is still connected, are conducted under the name of Arm-
strong & Scott. In September, 1919, Mr. Armstrong was
nominated by the Bepublican State Convention for Attor-
ney-General of Maryland and was elected to that office on
November 4th, 1919. Mr. Armstrong was married to Miss
Mary Rebekah Woods, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Hiram
Woods of Baltimore City, on January 25. 1911. They have
one son, Alexander Armstrong, Jr.
The Adjutant General: MILTON A. RECKORD (Democrat),
Milton A. Reckord, the twenty-second Adjutant General
of Maryland, was born in Harford County December 28th,
1879. He is the son of the late John H. and Lydia A.
General Reckord's connection with the Maryland National
Guard dates from February 15th, 1901, when he enlisted as
a private in Company D, 1st Infantry. He served as an en-
listed man until December 28th, 1904, when he was com-
missioned Captain of that company.