J. Millard Tawes
MSA SC 3520-1485

Governor of Maryland 1959-1967 (Democrat)

Born: April 8, 1894 in Crisfield, Maryland1
Father: James B. Tawes2
Mother: Alice (Byrd) Tawes3
        Public schools of Somerset County. Graduated Crisfield High School, 1910.
        Wilmington Conference Academy Prepatory School in Dover, Delaware. Graduated 1912.
        Sadlers, Bryant and Stratton Business College. Special studies in banking and accounting.4
Marriage: December 25, 1915 to Helen Avalynne Gibson5
Children: Philip W. and Jimmie Lee
Religion:  Methodist6
Died: June 25, 19797
Buried: Sunny Ridge Memorial Park, Crisfield, Somerset County8
Positions held:
        Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, Maryland State Firemen's Association
        Member of the Board of Visitors and Governors, Washington College (Chestertown, Maryland)
        Member of the Board, Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pennsylvania)
        President, Maryland State Fireman's Association
        Vice president of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers
        Director, McCready Memorial Hospital in Crisfield
        Director, Bank of Crisfield
        Secretary-Treasurer of Crisfield Shipbuilding Company
        Vice President, Tawes Baking Company
        Director, Peninsula General Hospital, Salisbury, Maryland
        Member of the Board of Trustees, Wesley Junior College (Dover, Deleware)
        Office manager of Tawes-Gibson Lumber Company, 1914
        Clerk of the Court, Somerset County, 1930-1938
        Comptroller of the Treasury, 1939-1947, 1950-1959
        State Bank Commissioner, 1947-1950
        Chairman, Southern Governor's Conference, 1965-1966
        Honorary president, Maryland Constitutional Convention, 1967-1968
        Governor of Maryland, 1959-1967
        Secretary of Natural Resources, 1969-1971
        Treasurer of the State of Maryland, 1973-19759
Social Activities:
        The Scimeter Club
        Advertising Club of Baltimore
        Crisfield Rotary Club, charter member
        Knights of Pythias
        Hibernian Society of Baltimore
        Maryland Society of Pennsylvania
        Crisfield Fire Department
        Chesapeake Bay Fishing Fair Association, president
        Order of the Eastern Star
        Tall Cedars
        Eastern Shore Society of Baltimore
        Eastern Shore Shrine Club10

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