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Maryland Manual, 1939
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State Government, 1939
Executive Department

State House, Annapolis
Baltimore Office 1003, 1004, 1006, 1007, 1008 Union Trust Building

Governor:
Herbert R. O'Conor................................................. Annapolis

Secretary of State:
Francis Petrott...................................................... Frederick

Acting Executive Secretary:
A. J. Bourbon........................................... Baltimore

Governor's Personal Secretary:
Mrs. Isabel Nix.......................................................... Annapolis

Chief Clerk:
Murray G. Hooper.............................................. Annapolis

Clerks:

Chester F. Tucker. ................................................... ..Annapolis
Mrs. Louise Harison.................................................. Baltimore

Stenographers:

Miss Alice Kline................................................ Annapolis
Miss Margaret Wiglesworth............................ ..Baltimore
Miss Geraldine Spampinato...................................... Baltimore
Miss E. Luise Shawn. .......................................... .Annapolis
Miss Berta Marie Kuchar......................... Annapolis

The Governor is elected by the people for a term of four years from
the second Wednesday in January ensuing his election. The Secretary
of State is appointed by the Governor, with the consent of the Senate,
to hold office during the term of the Governor all other officers are
appointed by the Governor to hold office during his pleasure.

Under the State Reorganization Law, which became operative Jan-
uary 1, 1923, the Executive Department was organized and enlarged
to include, besides the Secretary of State, the following: Parole
Commisioner, The Commissioner of the Land Office, The Superinten-
dent of Public Buildings, The Department of Legislative Reference,
The Commisioner for Uniform Laws, The State Librarian.

The Secretary of State, in addition to his statutory duties, is the
General Secretary to the Governor. The statutory duties of the Sec-
retary are briefly as follows. His attestation of the Governor's signa-
ture to all public documents, commissions, pardons, warrants, procla-
mations and the many other papers and certificates is required; he is
the custodian of the records of the Executive Department Certificates;
of Nomination of certain political candidates are required to be filed
in his office and their names certified by him to the Election Super-
visors for placement upon the ballot; he is a member of the Board of
State Canvassers and prepares that Board's minutes and certifications

 

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