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Maryland Manual, 1951-52
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Governor of Maryland

Theodore Roosevelt McKeldin was born November 20, 1900, in Balti-
more City, one of the eleven children of the late James A and Dora (Greif)
McKeldin He is married to the former Honolulu Manzer They have a son
and a daughter, Theodore, Jr, and Clara

Governor McKeldin was educated in the public schools of Baltimore, and
after completing his elementary education, he took his high school courses
at night in the Baltimore City College while working during the days He
also took his law course in night classes at the University of Maryland where
he received an LLB degree in 1925 He took postgraduate work in eco
nomics at Johns Hopkins University

The Governor has honorary degrees (Doctor of Laws) from Rider College,
Trenton, N J (1949) Washington College, Chestertown, Md Morgan
State College, the University of Maryland, Beaver College, Jenkintown, Pa,
and Hanover College, Hanover, Ind (all 1951)

While practicing law in Baltimore since 1926, the Governor also
taught public speaking at the University of Baltimore, the Baltimore College
of Commerce, the Bard Avon School, the Baltimore Institute and in Forest
Park High School He is nationally known as a public speaker

He was Mayor of Baltimore from 1943 to 1947, and was elected Governor
of Maryland in 1950 by the largest majority ever given any candidate for
that office

A life long Republican, his first public position was that of secretary to
Mayor William F Broening of Baltimore

As Mayor of Baltimore, he was responsible for many governmental reforms
and improvements, including the revision and modernization of the then
antiquated City Charter, and the development of the city's first Fire Pre
vention Code

Long interested in civic as well as political affairs, Governor McKeldin
was one of the organizers and the second president of the Junior Association
of Commerce of Baltimore City He is a member of the Board of Directors
of the Council of Social Agencies and the Board of Trustees of the South
Baltimore General Hospital He is chairman of the Board of the Baltimore
Civic Opera Company In 1948 and 1949 he was chairman of Brotherhood
Week for the National Conference of Christians and Jews

The Governor is an Episcopalian He has taught a Methodist Bible Glass
and has been superintendent of an Episcopal Sunday school He has preached
lay sermons in the churches of many denominations from New England to

Governor McKeldin's present address is Government House, Annapolis,


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