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Maryland Manual, 1897
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constitutional amendments, the oyster cull law, and other
excellent reforms, all of which had the Governor's active
support. At the Executive Mansion in Annapolis the
Governor and Mrs. Jackson practiced a generous hospi-
tality, and both of them endeared themselves to a large
circle of friends. The delights of these entertainments
still cling in rich memories around the Executive Mansion.
Senator Jackson married Miss Annie Rider, the accom-
plished daughter of Dr. W. H. Rider, a prominent mer-
chant of Salisbury, in 1869. In 1885, he built a large
mansion in a beautiful situation at a cost of $35,000,
where, with his wife and family, he entertains friends
with true Eastern Shore hospitality. The Senator, among
his other business enterprises, numbers the presidency of
the Salisbury National Bank and of the Sussex Bank, of
Seaford, Del. Senator Jackson in his private life is full
of good deeds, and is greatly beloved in the community
in which he lives. In January session, 1896, Governor
Jackson was chairman of the committee on finance) and
member of the committees on executive nominations and
contingent expenses of the Senate. Governor Jackson is
a man of conviction, performing his duty with a consci-
entious regard to his position. As chairman of the
finance committee, he was painstaking, careful, watching
all improper attempts on the State treasury, but just and
liberal towards those matters that commend themselves
to his ripened judgment. A marked characteristic of
Governor Jackson is his unwavering fidelity to his
friends—if he believes in a man and his cause, he is un-
tiring in his efforts on. his behalf, immovable in his friend-

Worcester County.—JOHN WALTER SMITH.

Col. John Walter Smith was born in Snow Hill, on the
5th of February, 1845. His father's name was also John
Walter Smith. His mother's name was Charlotte Whit-
tington Smith, the daughter of Judge William Whitting-
ton. Col. Smith's father belonged to a family which for
many years was among the most prominent in his county.
He moved from Snow Hill to Baltimore, and there
engaged largely in the wholesale grocery business, but
owing to reverses caused by a financial panic, whereby
he lost large sums of money in the South, he returned to


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