[photo, Joseph W. Alton, Jr., County Executive, Anne Arundel County, Maryland] JOSEPH W. ALTON, JR. (1919-2013)
County Executive (Republican), 1965-74

County Executive, Anne Arundel County, 1965-74. Member, Social Services Board, Anne Arundel County, 1965-74. Member, Maryland Commission on the Capital City, 1965-74; Regional Planning Council, 1965-74.

Sheriff, Anne Arundel County, 1950-62. Deputy Sheriff, Anne Arundel County, 1947-51. Member, Baltimore Metropolitan Area Study Commission, 1961-63.

Member, State Senate, representing Anne Arundel County, 1963-65. Resigned February 1, 1965. Member, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, 1963-65; Aviation, Roads, and Transportation Committee, 1963-65; Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries Committee, 1963-65; Education Committee, 1963-65; Executive Nominations Committee, 1963-65; Finance Committee, 1963-65; Juvenile Problems Committee, 1963-65; Prison Administration Committee, 1963-65. Member, Legislative Council, 1963-64.

Born in Annapolis, Maryland, January 18, 1919. Attended Annapolis public schools; Annapolis High School. Married; two children, four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. Died in Annapolis, Maryland, March 29, 2013.

In 1974, Mr. Alton pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to charges of conspiracy to commit extortion. He was sentenced to eighteen months in prison, of which he served seven months at Allenwood Federal Prison Camp, Allenwood, Pennsylvania.

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