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tion of being the first Republican ever elected in Kent County"
to that position. In 1895, he was again chosen as one of the
representatives of his county in the State Legislature. The
Baker family are descendants of early settlers in Kent County,
and Bakerville, (now Pomona) was named in their honor.
Montgomery County—SPENCER C. JONES, Democrat.
Mr. Jones, President of the Montgomery County National
Bank, is a native of Rockville. After completing a course at
Frederick College he read law with the late Wm. J. Ross,
and was admitted to the bar. During the Civil War he
enlisted as private in Company D of the First Maryland
Confederate Cavalry. At the close of the war he went to
Texas and taught for two years. In 1867 he returned to
Maryland and began to practice law, and in 1871 was elected
State's Attorney and re-elected in 1875. In 1879 be was
elected Clerk of the Court of Appeals and re-elected in 1885.
In 1892 he became State Treasurer and was re-elected in 1894.
He was the Democratic nominee for the same position in 1896,
but the Legislature being Republican he was defeated by
Gen. Thomas J. Shryock. In 1898 he was elected Mayor of
Rockville and re-elected in 1900, but resigned to accept the
Senatorship. In 1901 he was tendered the Clerkship of the
Court of Appeals, but declined.
Prince George's County—JOSEPH S. WILSON, Democrat.
Mr. Wilson was born in Calvert County in 1857, and edu-
cated at St. John's College. In 1881 he commenced the prac-
tice of law in Upper Marlboro. He was a member of the
House in 1894, and a candidate for State's Attorney in 1895,
but was defeated. He was a delegate to the State convention
that nominated Governor Smith, also a delegate to the
National Convention in Kansas City. He is President of the
First National Bank of Southern Maryland.
Queen Anne's County—JAMES E. KIRWAN, Democrat.
Mr. Kirwan was born in Baltimore City June 9, 1848. His
father was Capt. Lemuel Kirwan, of Dorchester County. For
two years he was department commander of the oyster navy,
and was one of the most active men in the service. While
still commander of a bay vessel he engaged in mercantile
business in Stevensville, Kent Island, and made himself one
of the most successful business men in the county. He is a