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Maryland Manual, 1969-70
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John A. Luethemeyer was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Julia
Lueke and Gustave William Luetkemeyer, on February 12, 1910. He
attended Hill School, Pottstown, Pa., Harvard University (A.B., 1933),
and the Harvard Law School. During World War II, he served with
the U. S. Marine Corps as a bomb disposal expert from June 1942 to
December 1945, being discharged with the rank of Major. He is a
holder of the Purple Heart. He is the Chairman of the Board and a
director of The Equitable Trust Company and a director of The
Savings Bank of Baltimore. He also holds other corporate director-
ships and has served on other civic and State boards. He is a trustee
and treasurer of Calvert School, a trustee of Evergreen House Foun-
dation, Vice President of the Board of Sheppard and Enoch Pratt
Hospital, President of the Board of Church Home and Hospital, and
the President of the Board of Goucher College.
Mr. Luetkemeyer was elected Treasurer of Maryland in 1963, suc-
ceeding Hooper Steele Miles.
He is married to the former Anne Austin McLanahan and has three
children. He is a member of the Merchants Club, Maryland Club,
Twelve-Thirty Club, Center Club, Harvard Club of Maryland, Elkridge
Club, and Bachelors Cotillon.
BLAIR LEE III, Secretary of State
Blair Lee III was born in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, on
May 19, 1916, the son of E. Brooke and Elizabeth S. (Wilson) Lee.
He was educated at Princeton University, where he received the
degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1938.
Between 1941 and 1946, he served in the U. S. Naval Reserve, being
discharged with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After the war,
he became the editor of the Maryland News, a weekly newspaper
which was operated by his father in Montgomery County. He served
as President of the Silver Spring Board of Trade in 1948 and 1949,
and the President of the Maryland Press Association in 1949.
In 1949, Mr. Lee was appointed Vice Chairman and Commissioner
of the Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission. He held
that post until 1961, and was a member of the Commission again in
1955 and 1956. Between 1951 and 1954, Mr. Lee served as Executive
Officer of the National Capital Planning Commission.
In 1948, Mr. Lee began his political career by being elected as a
Delegate to the Democratic National Convention. He was also chosen
as a delegate to the 1960 and 1964 conventions. In 1954, he was
elected to the House of Delegates and served until 1962 when he was
a candidate for the Democratic nomination to the United States
Senate. He was elected to the State Senate in 1966, and served, as
Vice Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and a member of
the Legislative Council. He resigned his seat in the Senate in January
1969 when Governor Mandel appointed him Secretary of State of
Since 1959, Mr. Lee has been a private planning and zoning con-
sultant. He is married to the former Mathilde Boal and they have
eight children.

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