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Maryland Manual, 1896
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lington College and Yale College. He is a lawyer, and is
associated, with his brother, Daniel R. Randall, in practice at
Annapolis. He is also president of the Farmers' National Bank
of Annapolis, which was chartered as the Farmers' Bank of
Maryland in 1805. He is the oldest living son of the late
Alexander Randall, of Annapolis, who was Attorney-General of
Maryland, Representative in Congress and a member of the
constitutional convention of 1851. On his mother's side he
is a grandson of William Wirt, Attorney-General of the United
States under Presidents Monroe and John Quincy Adams. He
is one of the board of visitors and governors of St. John's
College, and has been for over twenty years a vestryman and the
treasurer of St. Anne's Protestant Episcopal Church, Annapolis.
He has served in both houses of the General Assembly, his last
service being as Senator from his native county of Anne Arundel
during the sessions of 1888 and 1890, when, as a member of the
committee on elections, he was active in trying to perfect the
Australian ballot law and other election reforms of those sessions,
The journal of the Senate shows that but for the active support
of Judge Edward Stake and himself the Australian ballot law
would nave been defeated at a critical point of its passage
through that body.

In the session of 1884, as a member of the House, Mr. Ran-
dall introduced and pushed through the Legislature the joint
resolutions which created "Arbor Day" in Maryland. He was
the candidate of the Republican minority for the speakership at
that session. As a member of the Legislature and as Counsellor
of the city of Annapolis, Mr. Randall aided in reforming the
financial systems of that city and Anne Arundel county, and
has been active in legislation to protect the oyster industries of
the State. He has been for many years a vice-president of the
Civil-Service Reform Association of Maryland, and twice intro-
duced in the Legislature a bill to bring the State and municipal
officers in. Maryland under that system. He was prominently
mentioned as the Republican candidate for President of the
Senate. His residence is on the north side of the State House,
at Annapolis. He married Miss Hannah P. Barrett, of Arden,
Orange county, New York, and has four children. He had
charge of the election reform bill in the Senate of 1896, and is
a leader of his party in that branch of the General Assembly.
Senator Randall is a man of vast energy, and though interested
in professional and banking business, finds time to cultivate the
literary and musical arts. He is a fine musician and particularly
happy speaker and erudite orator. He is an active Y. M. C. A.
man—the association in Annapolis owing much to his aid and


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