Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Samuel C. Linton
MSA SC 3520-12261


Born in Riverside, Maryland, August 21, 1923.  Attended Nanjemoy High School; Charles County Community College; Armed Forces Institute, 1944-45.  Five children.

General Assembly:
Member of House of Delegates, Legislative District 31 (R), 1958-66, 1983-90, 1995-2003.  Member, Joint Legislative Committee on the MED-EVAC Program, 1986-90; Joint Audit Committee (formerly Budget and Audit Committee), 1987-90, 1995-;  Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96; Ways and Means Committee, 1995-99; Tax and Revenue Subcommittee, 1995; Education Subcommittee, 1996; Transportation Subcommittee, 1997-98; Finance Resources  Subcommittee, 1999.  Chair, Charles County delegation, 1995-2003.  Member, Appropriations Committee, 1999-2003; Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee, 1999-2003; Oversight Committee on Pensions, 1999-2003; Oversight Committee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 1999-2003; Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 2000-2003.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Staff sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, 1943-46; served in England, Belgium, Iceland, and Germany. Owner and operator of Linton Lumber Company and Holly Springs Farm, Inc.  Delegate, 1967 Constitutional Convention of Maryland.  Member, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, 1968-80.  First chair, Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 1977-82.  Member, Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 1995-; Economic Development Commission, Charles County, three years; Sanitary Commission, Charles County, one year.  First president, Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department.  Master of local Grange.  Director, Farm Bureau.  Director, Southern States Cooperative.  Member, American Legion, Hughesville; Waldorf Post, VFW; Charles County Historical Society.  President, Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco.  Member of the Vestry, Old Durham Episcopal Church.

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