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teria manager. Member of Baltimore Democratic State Central Com-
mittee, Lions, Brooklyn Booster Club, Brooklyn Pleasure Club and
Brooklyn Improvement Association. Married. Elected to the House
of Delegates in 1954.
C. PHILIP NICHOLS, Democrat, Prince George's County; born at
Laurel, Prince George's County, October 5, 1922. He attended St.
Mildred's Academy, Laurel. Realtor. Member of Laurel City Council
1952-54. Past-president of Laurel Kiwanis Club; former director and
Secretary of Laurel Chamber of Commerce, former director Prince
George's County Hospital; member, National Association of Realtors,
Maryland Real Estate Board, Prince George's County Real Estate
Board, Baltimore City Real Estate Board. Married. Elected to the
House of Delegates in 1954.
JOHN J. NOWAKOWSKI, Democrat, Baltimore 1st; born in Bal-
timore, June 5, 1900. Attended public and parochial schools in Balti-
more and the University of Maryland. Attorney. Member of the Mary-
land Bar. Chief Clerk, House of Delegates 1933-1939 and Chief Clerk,
Board of Supervisors of Elections, Baltimore City, 1939-1947. Married.
Elected to the House of Delegates in 1950.
JOHN T. PARRAN, JR., Democrat, Charles County; born in Balti-
more, February 5, 1926. Attended public schools in Charles County,
Charlotte Hall Academy, The Citadel, and the University of Mary-
land, graduating with B.A. degree in 1950. Real Estate and insurance
broker. Served with the United States Army 1944-1946. Member of
Lions, Moose, past president of Indian Head Business Association.
Unmarried. Elected to the House of Delegates in 1954.
JOSEPH B. PAYNE, Republican, Frederick County; born at Lees-
burg, Va., December 15, 1894. Attended the public schools of Bruns-
wick. Employed by the B. & O. Railroad. Served with the 28th Divi-
sion, 11th Infantry, Company K, 1917-1924. Married. Member of the
House of Delegates, 1935-1939, and since 1946.
MYRTLE A. POLK, Democrat, Worcester County; born in Bangor,
Pa., January 10, 1902. Attended the public schools of Pocomoke City,
Walnut Lane School for Girls, Maryland College for Women and
Depauw University. Member of Kappa Alpha Theta, Soroptimist
Club, Inner Wheel, Woman's Club and Maryland Woman's Council.
Member of Pocomoke City Council 1948-1950. Married. Elected to
the House of Delegates in 1950.
WILLIAM G. PORTER, JR., Republican, Washington County; born
in Hagerstown, July 10, 1922. Attended Washington County public
schools and the University of Maryland, graduating with the B.S. de-
gree in 1949. Wholesale tobacco jobber. Served in the United States
Army 1943 to 1946. Member of Elks and American Legion. Married.
Appointed to the House of Delegates in 1955.
J. FRANK RALEY, Democrat, St. Mary's County; born at Park
Hall, St. Mary's County, September 13, 1926. Attended parochial
school at Ridge, Charlotte Hall Academy and Georgetown University.
General insurance agent. Served in the United States Army 1945-1946.
Married. Elected to the House of Delegates in 1954.
CHESTER J. RAY, Democrat, Baltimore 2nd; born in Baltimore,
September II, 1915. Attended Baltimore public schools. Auditor. Serv-
ed in the United States Army 1944-1946. Member of the Baltimore
State Central Committee. Married. Elected to the House of Delegates
in 1954. Resigned in June 1955.