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Maryland Manual, 1899
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versity of Maryland at the head of his class, and received
the scholarship prize awarded by the university, and since
then has made a specialty of commercial law. Mr.
Lehmayer has done some literary work for the newspapers,
and is the author of a monograph entitled "Juries in
Criminal Cases," published in 1886.


Ex-Mayor Ferdinand C. Latrobe is the son of the late
John H. B. Latrobe. He was born in Baltimore in 1833,
and was educated in St. James' College, Washington
county. After being admitted to the bar, he became
assistant counsel of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in
1858. In 1867 Mr. Latrobe was elected to the House of Dele-
gates and became chairman of the Ways and Means Com-
mittee. He was the author of the law which reorganized
and rehabilitated the militia of the State. Being re-elected
to the succeeding Legislature, he was made Speaker of the
House of Delegates. In 1872, Mr. Latrobe was defeated for
the Democratic nomination for Mayor by Joshua Vansant.
Successful in the contest in 187>>, he served his first term
as Mayor. Upon Mayor Eane's death in 1878, Mr.
Latrobe was elected to fill the unexpired terra, having
been defeated the previous year in the nominating contest.
He was renominated and re-elected in 1879, and withdrew
from the contest for the nomination in 1881, when William
Pinkney Whyte was the successful candidate. At the
expiration of Mr. Whyte's term, Mr. Latrobe was again
the candidate, and defeated J. Monroe Heiskell, the Fusion
candidate, by a majority of 3,470. He was succeeded in
1865 by James Hodges, but came to the front again in
1887, and was elected over David L. Bartlett, Repub-
lican. He retired temporarily from the Mayoralty in
1889. General Latrobe was again elected Mayor in Novem-
ber of 1891, and was re-elected in 1893. He was a
member of the commission which prepared the new charter
for Baltimore, and is a member of the courthouse commis-


Francis P. Curtis, from the Tenth ward, is a lawyer.
He is 80 years old and lives at 420 East Biddle street.
Mr. Curtis waa born in Baltimore. While employed in
the Record Office he studied law, and later graduated from
the Baltimore University Law School.


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