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tendered a commission in another organization, but pre-
ferred to "stay with men who knew how to fight." For 12
years succeeding the war he engaged in merchandising at
Hancock, Washington county, in Calvert county, and at
Hampstead, and since that time has been a farmer in the
•neighborhood where he now resides, except for four years in
Montgomery county. In 1897 he served as census enumera-
tor for Hampstead district.
MILTON M. NORRIS, Democrat.
Dr. Milton M. Norris is a prominent physician of Union
Bridge, is a native of Frederick county, but has lived in
Union Bridge since 1880. His father was Nicholas Norris.
He is a grandson of the late Evan McKinstry, once a mem-
ber of the House of Delegates. Dr. Norris attended
Western Maryland and Dickinson Colleges, taking his
scientific course at the latter school, and his medical degree
at the University of Maryland in 1880. He was elected a
member of the House of Delegates in 1897.
CECIL COUNTY—Three Members.
JOHN S. WIRT, Democrat.
John S. Wirt was born Nov. 16, 1861, in Cecil county.
He received his primary education in the Elkton Academy,
and in 18C8 entered St. John's College, where he graduated
four years later with the degree of A. B., carrying off the
highest honors of the class. In 1874 he graduated from
the law department of the University of Maryland, stand-
ing second in his class. For three years after graduating
he engaged in practice in Baltimore in partnership with
Gen. L. A. Wilmer. In 1884 he was a delegate to the
Democratic National Convention at Chicago. He again
was a delegate in 1892. In 1889 he was elected to the
State Senate. As a member of the Senate he took an
active part in public measures. It was largely due to his
efforts that the Australian ballot system became a law.
For many years he has been vice-president of the Civil
Service Reform Association of Maryland, and is also vice-
president of the Maryland State Bar Association. He was
•elected member of the House of Delegates in 1897.