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Maryland Manual, 1901
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-a life-long Democrat, but never aspired to office before. He
was born near Union Bridge in 1863, and attended the public
schools of the county.

H. J. HOFFACKER, Democrat.

Mr. Hoffacker was born in 1863 near Manchester. After
the completion of the course in public schools he graduated at
Baton & Burnett's Business College in Baltimore. He was
appointed postmaster in 1884, and again in 1893 received the
appointment under President Cleveland. Since that time he
has conducted a general merchandise business. He is a
director of the Manchester Bank, and a Mason.

C. J. H. GANTER, Republican.

Mr. Ganter was born in Manchester, 1851, and received his
education in public schools and Manchester Academy. His
early occupation was that of a printer, but he gave that up
and studied pharmacy. Mr. Ganter in 1885 was candidate for
County Treasurer, and has served one term as member of the
House; also Mayor of Manchester. He was postmaster during
the Harrison administration, and again appointed under
Mr. McKinley, and when the office was abolished and the
Rural Free Delivery instituted he was appointed first carrier.
Mr. Ganter is editor of the Telephone Messenger.

H. F. BAER, Republican.

Dr. Baer was never before a candidate for political office.
He is the son of Captain Joseph S. Baer, a veteran of the

•Civil War, and who for many years has conducted a tannery
in Carroll County. Dr. Baer was educated in the public
schools, by private tutors, and at the Hopkins. He gradu-
ated in medicine from the University of Maryland, and for a
time practiced in Baltimore, but on account of his health
removed to the country, where he now practices. He was for
several years a member of the Westminster Board of U. S.
Pension Surgeons.

CECIL COUNTY— Three Members.

Mr. Steele was born in Chesapeake City in 1872 and edu-
cated in the High School of that town. At the age of twenty
he became book-keeper for his father, and since 1895 has rep-
resented the Standard Oil Company. He is engaged in the
coal business. Mr. Steele is a member of Cecil Lodge, A. P.
and A. M., and Bohemia Lodge, 1. 0. 0. F.


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