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WILLIAM J. JACKSON, Democrat.
Mr. Jackson was born in Talbot County, November 27,
1854. He taught in the public schools for ten years, but is
now engaged in the drug business. He was a Justice of the
Peace for a number of years, and was re-appointed to the same
position by Governor Smith. He was Tax Collector in 1890
WASHINGTON COUNTY— Five Members.
HARRY E. BAKER, Republican.
Mr. Baker is a descendant from one of the oldest families
in the county. He was born November 30, 1869, at Boons-
boro, and educated in the public schools. At twenty-one years
of age he began farming, but in 1808 he started a building and
monumental stone business, in which he is now engaged.
ABNER B. BINGHAM, Republican.
Mr. Bingham, member of the House from Weverton, was
born at that town on May 13, 1871, and educated in the pub-
lic schools of Washington and Frederick Counties. He is a
BENJAMIN F. CHARLES, Republican.
Mr. Benjamin ~P. Charles, a native of Washington County,
was born in 1850. After completing a course at a commer-
cial college in Baltimore, in 1867 he entered the milling and
grain business. Mr. Charles was elected to the House in the
fall of 1901 by nearly six hundred majority, and was renomi-
nated in the fall of 1903 by acclamation, and elected by a hand-
BENJAMIN MITCHELL., JR., Democrat.
Mr. Benjamin Mitchell was born March 10, 1850, at Han-
cock, and received his education in the public schools of that
town. He was a boat builder on the Chesapeake and Ohio
Canal until 1889, and since that time has conducted a business
dealing in musical instruments.
PALMER TENNANT, Democrat.
Mr. Tennant is one of the rising young men of the county.
He was born in Norfolk in 1869, and graduated from Bethel
Military Academy. For ten years he was connected with the