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the Peace, Baltimore, 1935-1938. Member of Legislative Council. Mar-
ried. Member House of Delegates 1938-1950. Elected to the Senate
JAMES B. MONROE, Republican, Charles County; born in Waldorf,
August 10, 1908. Automobile dealer; he served in the House of Dele-
gates 1935-1945. Member of the Legislative Council 1939-1945; 1951.
Unmarried. Elected to the Senate in 1946.
LOUIS N. PHIPPS, Democrat, Anne Arundel County; born at Tracy's
Landing, Anne Arundel County, March 6, 1896. Attended the Anne
Arundel County public schools and the University of Baltimore. He is
an automobile dealer and garage owner. He served with the 79th Divi-
sion during World War I and with the ordnance department during
World War II. Former Mayor of the City of Annapolis and former
Alderman of the same city. Married. Member of the Senate 1938-
1942, elected to the present term in 1950.
HARRY T. PHOEBUS, Republican, Somerset County; born at Oriole,
Maryland, February 24, 1893; he attended the public schools at
Oriole. He is an automobile dealer and engaged in the real estate
business. He was a member of the House of Delegates 1917-1921;
County Commissioner, Somerset County, 1921-1925; Treasurer, Som-
erset County, 1925; State Senator 1934-1938; Commissioner of Labor
and Statistics 1937. Married. Elected to the Senate in 1946.
LEROY W. PRESTON, Democat, Baltimore 5th; born in Baltimore
County, July 30, 1915. Attended public schools at Towson, and
at St. Petersburg, Florida; graduated from the University of Balti-
more in 1938. Admitted to the Bar in 1939. Member of the 61st
Air Group, 1941-1946, holding rank as Major, served in the China-
Burma-India Theatre. Assistant City Solicitor of Baltimore City
since 1947. Chairman, Baltimore City Delegation, 1947-49. Vice
Chairman, Democratic State Central Committee. Married. Member
House of Delegates 1946-1950. Elected to the Senate in 1950.
JACOB R. RAMSBURG, Republican, Frederick County; born near
Lewistown, Maryland, February 16, 1908. Attended the public schools
of Frederick County, Insurance agent. President Frederick County
Council on Religious Education; member Salvation Army Advisory
Board of Frederick, Lions, Lutheran Church, Frederick Chamber of
Commerce. Secretary, Frederick City Planning Commission. Presi-
dent, East Frederick Civic Improvement Association. Married. Elected
Minority Floor Leader of the House in 1947, 1949 and 1950. Member
House of Delegates 1938-1950. Elected to the Senate in 1950.
LAYMAN J. REDDEN, Democrat, Caroline County, born in Denton,
October 6, 1904. Attended the public schools of Caroline County,
Blair Academy in New Jersey and the University of Pennsylvania,
graduating in 1926. Graduate work taken at Washington and Lee
University and University of Maryland. He was admitted to the
Maryland Bar, in 1934. He served as Secretary of the local Selective
Service Advisory Board during World War II, as State's Attorney
for Caroline County, 1934-1946, and as a Delegate to the State Demo-
cratic Convention in 1946. Member Legislative Council. Married.
Elected to the Senate in 1950.
WILLIAM MASON SHEHAN, Democrat, Talbot County; born in
Easton, June 1, 1914. Attended the public schools of Talbot County,
Mercersburg Academy, Duke University, graduating in 1937, and