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Maryland Manual, 1955-56
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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 (Grief)
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 LL.B. degree in 1925. He took post-
graduate work in economics at the Johns Hopkins University.

While practicing law in Baltimore since 1926, the Governor also was on
the faculty of the University of Baltimore Law School, the Baltimore
College of Commerce, the Bard-Avon School, the Baltimore Institute and
the Forest Park Evening High School. He is nationally known as a public

The Governor has honorary degrees as follows: 1949, Rider College,
Trenton, N. J. (LL.D.); Washington College, (LL.D.); Morgan State
College (LL.D.); and the University of Maryland (LL.D.); 1951, Beaver
College, Jenkintown, Pa. (LL.D.); and Hanover College, Hanover, Ind.,
(LL.D.); 1952, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah (Litt.D.);
Indiana Central College, Indianapolis, Ind. (Litt.D.); 1953, Ithaca College,
Ithaca, N. Y. (LL.D.); Anderson College, Anderson, Ind. (LL.D.); and
Loyola College, Baltimore, Md. (L.H.D.); 1954, Steed College of Tech-
nology, Johnson City, Tenn. (Dr. Ppl. Sc.); Lincoln College, Chicago, Ill.
(LL.D.); 1955, Mt. St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg, Md. (LL.D.); and
Western Maryland College, (LL.D.).

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. 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. He is president
of the America-Israel Society, and an honorary vestryman of Christ Church,

He is the recipient of the 1952 Freedoms Foundation Award, the Sydney
Hollander Foundation Award for the promotion of better interracial rela-
tions, International Youth's Distinguished Service Citation of the Interna-
tional Society of Christian Endeavor, the Twentieth Annual Citation of the
Brotherhood of Temple Ohabei Shalom of Boston, Mass., for furthering
the cause of human brotherhood, and the Histadrut award for outstanding
aid and service to the State of Israel.


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