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Maryland Manual, 1957-58
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Charles S. Jackson, Insurance Commissioner, 1959
John H. Coppage, Deputy Commissioner
Ernest V. Meredith, Chief Examiner
Maurice H. LeVita, Actuary
Howard E. Gates, Chief, Rating Bureau
Joseph F. Mannion, Auditor-Examiner
John J. Meyers, Chief Fire Investigator
Edward Dackson, Insurance Examiner I
Mollie E. Bald, Assessment Supervisor
W. Cardon Jimeson, Insurance Adviser

34 Hopkins Place, Baltimore I Telephone: Lexington 9-0855

The State Insurance Department was first created in 1872 as a
part of the office of the Comptroller of the Treasury. In 1878 the
Department became an independent agency. It is under the direc-
tion of the Insurance Commissioner, who is appointed by the Gov-
ernor for a term of four years (Code 1951, Art. 48A, secs. 2, 3).

The Commissioner secs that all the laws of the State governing
insurance companies or relating to the business of insurance are
faithfully executed.

The Commissioner authorizes and licenses insurance companies,
agents, solicitors, brokers, and brokers' solicitors to do business in
the State. The Department examines all applicants for licenses as
agents and solicitors for fire and casualty lines, and it conducts
periodic examinations of all companies organized under the laws of
Maryland, and from time to time participates in the examination
of nonresident companies doing business in the State. The Commis-
sioner approves all policies for life, accident, and sickness insur-
ance offered for sale in the State by authorized companies; licenses
rating bureaus and advisory organizations; and approves or disap-
proves the rates for most classes of property insurance filed by rat-
ing bureaus on behalf of their members and subscribers (Code 1951,
Art. 48A, secs. 11, 31-38, 46, 48, 51-68, 104-309, 321-40; 1957 supp.,

The Insurance Commissioner also performs the duties of a State
Fire Marshal. He investigates suspicious fires in most counties of
the State and inspects all buildings used by the general public, such
as schools, theaters, hotels, nursing homes, etc., to see that they
have proper exits and other safety features for the prevention of
fire (Code 1951, Art. 48A, secs. 83-96).

The Commissioner licenses manufacturers of, dealers in, and users
of explosives. He also issues permits for all displays of fireworks
within the State (Code 1951, Art. 84A, secs. 97-100, 309-20).

Appropriations 1957 1958

General Funds .. $238,359 $265,158
Staff: 38.


John Marshall Boone, Administrator, 1959
John W. Dallam, Deputy Administrator
Henry W. Forster, Chief Supervisor

300 Mathieson Building, Baltimore 2 Telephone: Plaza 2-7433

The office of Administrator of Loan Laws was established as an
independent agency in 1941, superseding a similar office established


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