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Maryland Manual, 1967-68
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FOREWORD
THE MARYLAND MANUAL is published every even year by the
State of Maryland, and copies are distributed without charge to the
public libraries, agencies of state and county government, school
libraries, members of the General Assembly and others as prescribed
by law (Annotated Code of Public General Laws of Maryland, 1957;
1965 Replacement Volume, Art. 41, Sees. 104-106). Additional copies
are printed for sale to the general public. Clothbound copies at $5.00
and paperbound copies at $4.00 are available at the Half of Records,
Annapolis. Purchasers residing in Maryland must also pay a sales
tax of 3%$.15 for clothbound, $.12 for paper, except for those who
have been granted tax exemption.
The primary purpose of the MANUAL is to present to the citizens
of Maryland, as briefly as possible, a description of their government,
its functions, its agencies, its personnel, and its cost. The MANUAL
also contains similar information for county government plus a val-
uable directory of local officers not available elsewhere. The reader
will find in addition, the Charter and the Constitution, mainsprings
of our political life, and much descriptive and historical material. He
is urged to examine the Table of Contents and the Indexes with care.
Obviously, the MANUAL is more a compilation than an original
work. We are indebted for material to many agencies and individuals,
among others, to Carl N. Everstine for the text of and the Index to
the Constitution as well as for the essays on the General Assembly
sessions of 1966 and 1967. The charts of State Government were pre-
pared originally by Janet L. Hoffman, then of the Fiscal Research
Bureau. They have been revised as required. Ralph C. Hammer, Ex-
ecutive Secretary of the Board of Natural Resources, is responsible
for "Maryland At A Glance" and C. Frank Poole, Records Manage-
ment Officer of the City of Baltimore, for the roster of officials of
that City. To the many Clerks of Court, Registers of Wills, and Clerks
and Administrative Assistants to the Boards of County Commissioners
we extend special thanks for helping us with the county sections. We
are also grateful to Raymond G. Boileau, Executive Secretary, Mary-
land Municipal League, for providing us with the names of city,
town and village officers. We benefited from the collaboration of
Chester F. Tucker, Deputy Secretary of State, and Margaret W.
Lee, Chief Clerk of the Executive Department, who guided us through
the Executive Appointment files.
As usual, the major burden and the large responsibility for the
MANUAL fell on Frank White. It is his duty to begin the new
MANUAL when the old one is hardly off the press, to collect the
information needed, process it and see the book to completion.
We have added in this MANUAL material on the Constitutional
Convention Commission and the names of the Delegates and an ac-
count of the Convention itself. We have also expanded the material
on the Governors' biographies.
MORRIS L. RADOFF
Archivist and Records Administrator

 
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