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of Delegates in 1898, and conducted himself with entire
satisfaction to his party. He was largely instrumental in
killing that provision of the assessment law which required
an assessment of personal property every two years. He is
thoroughly conservative and considers all questions before
acting. He was a member of the Printing Committee of
FRANCIS P. CORKRAN, Democrat.
Mr. Corkran conducts a general merchandise business at
Williamsburg and is a representative citizen. He has never
held public office and has never been an aspirant for place.
He has accumulated considerable property.
JOHN R. PATTISON, Democrat.
Mr. Pattison was born on the sixth day of January, 1860, in
the county of Dorchester, about four miles from Cambridge.
The names of his parents, both of whom are now dead, were
John R. and Mary A. Pattison. Until 1880 he resided on the
home farm, when he obtained a school situated in one of the
lower districts of his county, where for two years he taught.
At the July term, 1882, of the Circuit Court for Dorchester
county, having passed his examination for the bar, he was
admitted. He did not immediately enter into the practice of
law, but taught school at the Academy in Cambridge from
the early part of 1883 to the spring of 1887. During the time
he was engaged in teaching at this Academy, he served as
Examiner in Chancery and Auditor for the Circuit Court for
Dorchester county, and in 1887 was elected State's Attorney
for that county, which office he held for four years. In 1891
he was renominated for the second term, but was defeated by
a fusion movement. In 1896 he was elected a delegate to the
National Democratic Convention at Chicago, and in 1899 was
nominated and elected to the Legislature of the State.
FREDERICK COUNTY—Five Members.
CHARLES C. WATERS, Democrat.
Mr. Waters is a lawyer and resides in Frederick. He was
born near Lewistown, Frederick county, in 1868, and was
educated in the public schools until 16 years of age, when he
went to a military and naval college established at Oxford,
Md. In 1887 his father, Dr. James K. Waters, was elected
Register of Wills, and he was appointed to the chief deputy-
ship. He studied law under John C. Motter, and was admitted
to the bar in 1898. Mr. Waters was the Democratic nominee