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as now, strongly Republican. He was a delegate to the Kansas
City National Democratic Convention from the Sixth District
in 1900, and as vice-president of the Democratic Campaign
Clubs, maintained headquarters at the Eutaw House, in Bal-
timore, taking an active part in that campaign.
In the Montgomery County primary of 1905, under the Craw-
ford system, he was nominated for tie State Senate, defeating
the Honorable Spencer C. Jones by a majority of about 800, and
was elected on November 7th to the State Senate by a majority
of about 300.
Prince George's County—WM. B. CLAGGETT, Democrat—Upper
Mr. Claggett was born on the 13th of August, 1854, at the
Cottage, the name of the estate of his late faher, Charles Clag-
gett, near the town of Upper Marlborough, Prince George's
County, where he still lives. Was appointed Tobacco Inspector
in 1892 by Governor Frank Brown, and served throughout his
term. Was elected to the State Senate in 1897, and served one
session, but was prevented by sickness from serving the other.
His occupation is farming.
Queen Anne's County—JAMES E. KIRWAN, Democrat—
Mr. Kirwan was born in Baltimore City, June 9, 1848. His
father was Captain Lemuel Kirwan, of Dorchester County.
For two years he was Department Commander of the oyster
navy, and was one of the most active men in the service.
While still commander of a bay vessel he engaged in mer-
cantile business in Stevensville, Kent Island, and made him-
self one of the most successful business men in the county.
He is a large real estate owner on Kent Island, and is a director
in the Centreville National Bank. He is connected with Arcana
Lodge of Masons in Baltimore, and is also a member of the
Improved Order of Heptasophs and Knights of Pythias on
Kent Island. He was re-elected to the Senate in 1903.
St. Mary's County—FRANCIS F. GREENWELL, Fusionist—Leon-
Dr. Greenwell was born on a farm near Leonardtown in 1868.
His early education was received in the public schools, after
which he attended Rock Hill and Mount St. Mary's Colleges,
being graduated from the latter in 1889.