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In the fall of the same year he entered the Medical Depart-
ment of the University of Maryland, graduating in 1892. Be-
gan the practice of medicine in Cumberland, Maryland, where
he remained two and one-half years, and in which city he mar-
ried, in 1897, Miss Margaret Linehan.
After the death of his wife's father Dr. Greenwell returned
to St. Mary's County in 1905 and continued the practice of med-
icine at Leonardtown. With the exception of County Health
Officer, he has held no official position nor been a candidate for
office. In 1905 he was the candidate of the Independent Demo-
crats and Republicans for the State Senate, and was elected by
a large majority.
Somerset County—J. FRANK DASHIELL, Democrat—Dame's
Mr. Dashiell was born October 29, 1862. Left school at the
age of seventeen to manage the mercantile business of his
father. Was sole owner at the age of twenty-five, and is now
conducting one of the largest general stores in the county. Is
also owner of sailboat and engaged in canning and farming. Is
a director in the Bank of Somerset, Secretary and Treasurer of
the Oriole Telephone Company. Has held the position of Post-
master. Was Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue for the
Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia from December I,
1893, to July 31, 1899. Appointed a member of the School
Board for Somerset County 1890; resigned after having served
less than two years. Has been Chairman of the Democratic
Central Committee for a number of years. Is a high Mason,
a Knight Templar and a member of the Mystic Shrine. Was
elected Senator 1903, having received the largest majority ever
given a Democrat of Somerset County.
Talbot County—JOSEPH B. SETH, Democrat—Easton.
Joseph B ruff Seth was born on November 25, 1845, in Bay
Hundred District, of Talbot County, Maryland.
His father was Alexander Hamilton Seth, a farmer, also a
member of the House of Delegates of Maryland in 1844, and
his mother was Martha A. Haddaway, daughter of William
Haddaway and Ann Kersey.
Mr. Seth's parental ancestor was Nicholas Harvey, who came
into the Province in 1634 with Leonard Calvert. He was
granted a patent for land on the Patuxent River opposite Point
Patience, called "St Joseph's Manor." Nicholas Harvey was
a member of the First Assembly held in the Colony; he was