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grain business. He has never before aspired to public office
and now represents his district which for the past thirty-eight
years has been represented by a Democrat. In 1896 he was
appointed assessor for his district.
WOLFGANG M. NEWCOMER, Republican.
Mr. Newcomer, a gentleman of high character, and having
the confidence of those with whom he has business relations,
was born at Benevola. He received his education in the
public schools and Hagerstown Academy. He is a farmer
and has never before held public office. He is a director in
the First National Bank of Hagerstown.
WICOMICO COUNTY— Three Members.
A. 1^. JONES, Democrat.
A. L. Jones was born in Quantico in 1852 and educated in
the public schools. He is engaged in the mercantile and
canning business. He is a prominent member of the Protest-
ant Episcopal Church, and has served as School Commis-
sioner for a number of years.
JOHN CLEVELAND WHITE, Democrat.
John Cleveland White, grandson of the late United States
Senator George Vickers, was born at Chestertown in 1870.
He was educated in the public schools of Salisbury, and fora
time employed in the Salisbury National Bank. In 1900 he
entered the field of journalism, and since that time has been
editor of the Salisbury Advertiser. Mr. White is a member
of the insurance firm of White Brothers, director and treas-
urer of the Wicomico Building and Loan Association, and
director of the W. F. Allen Land and Improvement Com-
pany. He was unanimously nominated for the House, and
carried his county by a flattering majority.
FRANKLIN B. CULVER, Democrat.
Franklin B. Culver was born in Somerset County (now
Wicomico County) in 1856. He was educated in the public
schools and then followed the sea for ten years. For the last
fifteen years he has been engaged in the mercantile and oyster