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is an ardent Republican, and that he is popular is attested by
his ward giving him one hundred and twenty-eight pluralty,
more than that accorded the Republican candidate for Gov-
ernor, and by running second in the district. Mr. Pairo comes
from an old and distinguished Virginia family, his grandfather,
Henry T. Pairo, having been prominent in banking and social
circles in Richmond at the outbreak of the Civil War. Mr.
Pairo was married in 1898 to Miss Mary Hughes, of Wilkes-
barre, Pa., and has one daughter.
BALTIMORE COUNTY— Six Members.
CARVILLE D. BENSON., Democrat.
Mr. Benson was born in Baltimore County, August 24, 1872,
and educated in public schools of Baltimore and University
School of Law. He is a lawyer.
JOSHUA H. COCKEY, Democrat.
Colonel Cockey was born at Harmony Hall, and attended the
private schools and Newton Academy of Baltimore City. When
twenty years of age he went to the West Indies on a merchant
vessel as supercargo, and after visiting different parts of the
Bahamas returned home and engaged in farming. Early in
life he took an active part in politics. In 1883 he was elected
to the House of Delegates, and in 1884 was appointed Colonel
on Governor McLane's staff. In 1887 he was made Inspector
of Customs by the Collector of the Port, Governor James B.
Groome, and was twice promoted. After leaving the Custom-
house he engaged more extensively in farming, dairying and
raising blooded stock.
G. Y. EVERHART, Democrat.
Dr. Everhart was born in Westminster, December 23, 1862.
He graduated from Western Maryland College in 1881, and
came to Baltimore in 1883. He completed the course in
medicine at the University of Maryland in 1885, and then re-
moved to Dickeyville, where he has a large and lucrative prac-
tice. He was a member of the Legislature of 1002, and served
on important committees.
CHRISTOPHER E. FITZSIMMONS, Democrat.
Mr. Fitzsimmons, of Arlington, was born in Baltimore City
on January 19, 1861. He was educated in the public and pri-
vate schools of the city, and is now engaged as a practical horse-