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Maryland Manual, 1901
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Senate shall discharge the duties of said office, until a Gov-
ernor is elected, as herein provided for; and in case of the
death or resignation of the said President, or of his removal
from the State, or of his refusal to serve, then the duties of
said office shall, in like manner, and for the same interval,
devolve upon the speaker of the House of Delegates. And
the Legislature may provide by Law for the impeachment of
the Governor; and in case of his conviction, or his inability,
may declare what person shall perform the Executive duties;
and for any vacancy in said office not herein provided for,
provision may be made by Law; and if such vacancy should
occur without such provision being- made, the Legislature
shall be convened by the Secretary of State for the purpose
of filling said vacancy.

SEC. 8. The Governor shall be the Commander-in-Chief of
the land and naval forces of the State; and may call out the
Militia to repel invasions, suppress insurrections, and enforce
the execution of the Laws; but shall not take the command
in person, without the consent of the Legislature.

SEC. 9. He shall take care that the Laws are faithfully

SEC. 10. He shall nominate and, by and with the advice
and consent of the Senate, appoint all civil and military
officers of the State, whose appointment or election is not
otherwise herein provided for; unless a different mode of
appointment be prescribed by the Law creating the office.

SEC. II. In case of any vacancy during the recess of the
Senate, in any office which the Governor has power to fill,
he shall appoint some suitable person to said office, whose
commission shall continue in force until the end of the next
session of the Legislature, or until some other person is
appointed to the same office, whichever shall first occur;
and the nomination of the person thus appointed during the
recess, or of some other person in his place, shall be made to
the Senate within thirty days after the next meeting of the

SEC. 12. No person, after being rejected by the Senate,
shall be again nominated for the same office at the same
session, unless at the request of the Senate; or be appointed
to the same office during the recess of the Legislature.

SEC. 13. All civil officers appointed by the Governor and
Senate shall be nominated to the Senate within fifty days
from the commencement of each regular session of the Legis-
lature; and their term of office, except in cases otherwise
provided for in this Constitution, shall commence on the first


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