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John A. Luetkemeyer was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Julia
Lueke and Gustave William Luetkemeyer, on February 12, 1910. He
attended Hill School, Pottstown, Pa., Harvard University (A.B., 1933),
and the Harvard Law School. During World War II, he served with
the U. S. Marine Corps as a bomb disposal expert from June 1942 to
December 1945, being discharged with the rank of Major. He is the
President and a director of The Equitable Trust Company and a
director of The Savings Bank of Baltimore, the Development Credit
Corporation of Maryland, the Baltimore Association of Commerce,
and the Greater Baltimore Committee. He also holds other corporate
directorships and has served on other civic and State boards. He is
a trustee of Calvert School, Church Home and Hospital, Evergreen
House Foundation, and is Vice President of the Boards of Goucher
College and of Shepherd Pratt Hospital.

Mr. Luetkemeyer was elected Treasurer of Maryland in 1963, suc-
ceeding Hooper Steele Miles.

He is married to the former Anne Austin McLanahan and has three
children. He is a member of the Merchants Club, Maryland Club,
Twelve-Thirty Club, Center Club, Harvard Club of Maryland, Elkridge
Club, and Bachelors Cotillion.

LLOYD L. SIMPKINS, Secretary of State

Lloyd L. Simpkins was born in Mount Vernon, June 6, 1922. He
was educated in the public schools of Somerset County, University
of Maryland (B.S., 1947), and University of Maryland Law School
(LL.B., 1952).

In 1941, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy as a seaman and was dis-
charged as Ensign in 1946, after service in the South Pacific.

From 1951 through 1959, Mr. Simpkins was a member of the House
of Delegates from Somerset County. During this time, he served as
chairman of the Agriculture Committee (1951-1955), chairman of the
Judiciary Committee (1955-1959), and as a member of the Legisla-
tive Council (1955-1959). He was Executive Assistant to the Governor
from 1959 to 1961. Governor Tawes appointed him Secretary of State
of Maryland in January 1961.

Mr. Simpkins is a partner of the law firm of Simpkins & Simpkins
in Princess Anne. He is also engaged in the seafood business. He is
former Attorney to the Town of Princess Anne and Attorney to the
County Liquor Board. He has been a member of the State Bar Associ-
ation Committee on Admissions since 1960.

Mr. Simpkins married the former Betty Wilson in 1957 and has one
daughter. He is active in fraternal, service and veterans' organizations.


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