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School for the Blind; University of Virginia; University of Maryland
Law School, LL.B., 1940. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1940. Married.
Member of the House of Delegates since 1947. Chairman, Veterans,
Militia, and State Police Committee, 1959 Session.
J. GRAHAME WALKER, Democrat, Montgomery County; born in
Brookline, Mass., October 2, 1899. Attended Newport, R. 1., public
schools; Amherst College; Washington College of Law, LL.B., 1935.
Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1942. Served with the U. S. Naval
Reserve, 1917-21. Member, Montgomery County Council, 1954-58;
President, 1955. Member, American, Maryland, Montgomery County,
and District of Columbia Bar Associations. Director, Bethesda-Chevy-
Chase Chamber of Commerce, 1958-59. Member, Rotary; Kenwood
Golf and Country Club; Metropolitan Club. Married. Member of the
House of Delegates since 1959.
WILLIAM WALSH, Democrat, Allegany County; born in Cumber-
land, March 18, 1930. Attended Cumberland parochial schools; Cran-
well Preparatory School, Lenox, Mass.; Georgetown University, A.B,,
1951; University of Maryland Law School, LL.B., 1954. Admitted to
the Maryland Bar, 1954. Special Assistant Attorney General, 1957.
Member, Junior Chamber of Commerce; Eagles; Elks; Kiwanis;
Knights of Columbus; Ancient Order of Hibernians. Married. Member
of the House of Delegates since 1959.
ELMER E. WALTERS, Democrat, Baltimore 1st; born in Baltimore,
September 29, 1910. Attended Baltimore public schools. Clerk. Served
with the U. S. Navy, 1942-45. Member of the House of Delegates since
VERDA F. WELCOME, Democrat, Baltimore 4th; born in Lake
Lure, N. C. Attended North Carolina and Delaware public schools;
Coppin Normal School; Morgan State College, B.S., 1939; New York
University, M.A„ 1943; Columbia University. Homemaker, civic
worker, and real estate worker. Former teacher. Member, The Mayor's
Advisory Committee for Urban Renewal, 1946. Board member, Ameri-
cans for Democratic Action. Member, Colored Women's Democratic
Campaign Committee; Mount Royal Democratic Club. Board member,
Citizens Planning and Housing Association. Member, International
League for Peace and Freedom; League of Women Voters; N.A.A.C.P.;
Urban League; Woman Power Organization; Women's Cooperative
Civic League. President, Mondawmin Improvement Association. Mem-
ber, Board of Directors, Harlem Park Neighborhood Council; Lafayette
Square Community Council. Member, Delta Sigma Theta. Married.
Member of the House of Delegates since 1959.
EDWARD HOMER WHITE, JR., Democrat, Wicomico County; born
in Salisbury, April 5, 1911. Attended Salisbury public schools; William
and Mary College. Merchant. Served as 1st Sergeant, 722nd M.P.
Battalion, in the European theater, World War II. Married. Member
of the House of Delegates since 1947. Chairman, Agriculture and
Natural Resources Committee, 1969 Session.
JOHN M. WHITMORE, Democrat, Anne Arundel County; born in
Washington, D. C., May 14, 1910. Privately tutored. Printer. First
president, Anne Arundel County Citizens Committee; past president
and past lieutenant-governor, Kiwanis. Married. Member of the House
of Delegates since 1955.
PERRY 0. WILKINSON, Speaker, Democrat, Prince George's Coun-
ty; born in Hebron, Wicomico County, March 21, 1905. Attended
Wicomico County public schools; University of Maryland, B.A., 1928,