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bridges crossing the Susquehanna River, remaining upon
this duty for several months.
On August 4th, 1917, he was commissioned a Lieutenant
Colonel of infantry and assigned to the Fifth infantry, and
in this capacity entered the United States Army with the
troops from Maryland and proceeded to concentration camp
at Anniston, Alabama. Here the Maryland regiments were
consolidated and the 115th infantry formed to which or-
ganization he went as Lieutenant Colonel.
Upon the retirement of Colonel Charles A. Little, General
Reckord succeeded to command of the 115th infantry, in
the capacity of Colonel of this regiment he commanded it
throughout its training and during its oversea's service and
upon return of the regiment from service in France was
mustered out with it at Camp Meade, Maryland.
General Reckord has always taken a keen interest in all
military matters. In addition to being The Adjutant Gen-
eral of the State he is also the Ranking Line Officer of the
Maryland National Guard; was the President of the Na-
tional Guard Association of the United States, serving two
years as such, and at present is the Executive of the Na-
tional Rifle Association of America.
He is in business at Belair, where his home is located,
and is a member of the Baltimore Association of Com-
merce, the Baltimore Chamber of Commerce, the Baltimore
Club, and the Baltimore Athletic Club.
Clerk of the Court of Appeals: JAMES A. YOUNG (Demo-
crat), Cumberland, Maryland.
James A. Young was born at Keyser, West Virginia, May
4, 1879. Two years later his parents moved into Allegany
County, where he has since resided. He attended the public
schools in Barton, Moscow Mills and Cumberland. He
learned the job printing trade in the plant of the Evening
Times in Cumberland, and for a while was foreman, and then
engaged in the job printing business in Cumberland.
At the time of the organization of the Maryland Shoe
Company (wholesale) in Cumberland, he was made a director
and with his father, as president, participated in the man-
agement of the sales department. Voluntarily leaving this
company, Mr. Young and his father assumed control of the
R. D. Johnson Milling Company, which firm he represented
as traveling salesman for several years.
On June 26, 1901, Mr. Young married Miss Daisy Wilson
White, a native of Cumberland. He is a member of Calvary