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Maryland Manual, 1955-56
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Minority Floor Leader of the House in 1947, 1949, 1950. Member
House of Delegates 1934-1950. Elected to the Senate in 1950.

LAYMAN J. REDDEN, Democrat, Caroline County; born in Den-
ton, 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 in Law 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 Democratic
Convention in 1946. Member Legislative Council, 1960-1954. President
of Caroline County Bar Association, 1954. Married. Elected to the
Senate in 1950.

FRANK E. SHIPLEY, Democrat, Howard County; born in Savage,
Howard County, October 9, 1890. He attended the Howard County
public schools. Western Maryland College and the University of
Maryland Medical School, graduating in 1915. Physician. Served in
Medical Corps U. S. Army during World War I. Treasurer of Howard
County, 1930-1946; member and past president. Board of Managers,
Rosewood State Training School; director and vice-president Laurel
Building Association; director of Patapsco National Bank of Ellicott
City; past president Howard County Medical Society; member Mary-
land Jockey Club, Mason, Eastern Star. Married. Elected to the
Senate in 1954,

JOHN GRASON TURNBULL, Democrat, Baltimore County; born
at Towson, January 23, 1909. Attended McDonogh School, The Johns
Hopkins University and the Maryland Law School, graduating in
1932. Admitted to the Bar the same year. Deputy State's Attorney
for Baltimore County, 1939-1943. Member of the House of Delegates,
1943, resigning to enter the Army the same year; inducted as Private,
discharged as Captain. State's Attorney for Baltimore County, 1947-
1948. Married. Appointed to the Senate in 1948. Chairman Finance
Committee and Majority Leader, 1955.

JAMES WEINROTH, Democrat, Cecil County, born in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, May 30, 1907. He attended Cecil County public schools,
the University of Pennsylvania, receiving the degree of Bachelor of
Science in Economics in 1927; and the Temple University School of
Law, receiving the degree of LL.B. in 1933. Attorney. Trial Magis-
trate Cecil County 1947-1951; former counsel to the Board of License
Commissioners of Cecil County. Mason, Odd Fellow and Elk. Married.
Elected to the Senate in 1954.

H. WINSHIP WHEATLEY, JR., Democrat, Prince George's County;
born March 22, 1908 in Washington, D. C.; attended Prince George's
County public schools, Gonzaga High School, Georgetown University
and National University Law School. Attorney. Member of the Bars
of Maryland and District of Columbia. Hyattsville City Attorney,
1932-1939. State's Attorney for Prince George's County 1938-1942,
military leave 1939-1941. Appointed Special Prosecutor 1947. Served
in U. S. Navy, World War II, 1941-1946. Active in Veterans' organiza-
tions. Vice chairman, county chapter, American Red Cross. Married.
Elected to the Senate in 1954.


MURRAY ABRAMSON, Democrat, Baltimore 4th; born in Balti-
more, December 28, 1902. He attended the Baltimore public schools.
Executive Secretary, Rent Housing Commission. Married. Elected to
the House of Delegates in 1954.


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