222 MARYLAND MANUAL.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY— Three Members.
JAMES E. DEBTS, Democrat.
Dr. Deets is a resident of Clarksburg, where he has been
practicing his profession since 1890, when he came to this
county from Jarrettsville, Harford county. He was born at
that place on December 13, 1856, and is a son of Samuel
Deets of that county. Dr. Deets was educated in the Jar-
rettsville schools, and afterward attended Bethel Academy.
By teaching school, he paid his way for a course at the
Western Maryland College. He afterward studied medicine
with Dr. Jarrett, and in 1882 graduated from the University
of Maryland with the degree of M.D. Dr. Deets has always
been a Democrat, is a member of the Medical and Chirurgical
Faculty of Maryland, and president of the Boyd's Telephone
Company of Montgomery county, which covers Montgomery,.
Carroll and a great part of Frederick counties.
OLIVER H. P. CLARK, Democrat.
Mr. Clark has more than once represented this county in
the Maryland Legislature. He was chosen in 1872 and re-
elected in 1874, and now for the third time has been elected.
In 1870 he had his first experience in politics, being elected.
County Commissioner. Mr. Clark was born in September,
1832. His grandfather, Henry Clark, came to this country
from England in 1750, and settled in the southeastern section
of Montgomery county. Mr. Clark is engaged in stock rais-
ing and farming.
JOSHUA J. HUTTON, Democrat.
Mr. Hutton represented this county in the Legislature four
years ago. Mr. Hutton is a man of middle age. He resides
at Brookville, Montgomery county, and is engaged quite ex-
tensively in farming. In all of the councils of his party,
both at home and at Annapolis, he has been given a con-
spicuous place. He is a son of the late Josiah J. Hutton.
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY— Three Members.
CLAY D. PERKINS, Republican.
Mr. Perkins was born at Springfield, Prince George's
county. His father was the late Dr. James T. Perkins. Mr.
Perkins was educated in the public schools and graduated
from Millersville Academy in 1880. He has been postmaster
at Springfield for 19 years. After leaving school he engaged
in farming, and is extensively interested in it.