Archives of Maryland
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Theodore R. McKeldin (1900-1974)
MSA SC 3520-1484
Mayor of Baltimore, 1943-1947, 1963-1967
Governor of Maryland, 1951-1959 (Republican)

Born: November 20, 19001
Father: James A. McKeldin2
Mother: Dora (Grief) McKeldin3
            Attended public schools and Baltimore City College
            LL.B., 1925, University of Maryland Law School
            Attended graduate economics classes, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, ca. 19254
Marriage:  October 17, 1924 to Honolulu Manzer5
Children:  Theodore, Jr. and Clara Whitney Ziegler6
Religious affiliation:  Episcopalian7
Positions held:
            Employee, Alexander Brown & Sons, Fidelity and Deposit Company, Baltimore, ca. 1920-1924
            Practiced law, Baltimore, 1926-1939, 1947-1950, 1959-1963, 1967-1974
            Public speaker, 1926-1974
            Secretary to Mayor Broening, Baltimore, 1927-1931
            Faculty member, University of Baltimore Law School, Baltimore College of Commerce, Bard-Avon School,
                    Baltimore Institute, and Forest Park Evening High School, Baltimore
           Mayor of Baltimore, 1943-1947, 1963-1967
            Member, Board of Directors, Council of Social Agencies, ca. 1951-1957
            Member, Board of  Trustees, South Baltimore General Hospital, ca. 1951-1957
            Governor of Maryland, 1951-19598
            Organizer and second president, Junior Association of Commerce of Baltimore
            Member, Board of Directors of the Council of Social Agencies
            Member, Board of Trustees of the South Baltimore General Hospital
            Chairman of the Board of the Baltimore Civic Opera Company
            Chairman of Brotherhood Week for the National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1948, 1949
            President, America-Israel Society
            Honorary Vestryman, Christ Church, Philadelphia9
Died: August 10, 1974, Baltimore10
Buried: Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore11

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