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Maryland Manual, 1979-80
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Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
When Maryland voters elected Samuel W.
Bogley III as the State's second Lieutenant Gov-
ernor under the Constitution of 1867, they chose
a public official who brought fourteen years of
county government experience to that office.
Sam Bogley began his career in public service
as a Zoning Enforcement Officer in Prince
George's County for the Maryland-National Cap-
ital Park and Planning Commission. Between
1964 and 1968, he was the Chief Clerk of the
Peoples' Court in Upper Marlboro under the
Honorable Judge William H. McGrath and the
Honorable Justice of the Peace John A. Catts.
Following this appointment Mr. Bogley was the
representative to the Maryland State Legislature
for the Prince George's Chamber of Commerce
the year Raleigh A. Donley served as that Cham-
ber's President.
Sam Bogley's father, S. Walter Bogley, Jr., who
had served from 1959 to 1962 as the Administra-
tive Assistant to the Speaker of the Maryland
House of Delegates and later as the State Roads
Commissioner for Prince George's County, intro-
duced his son to political campaigning with such
candidates as the Honorable Thomas B. Finan,
Perry 0. Wilkinson, Sr., and Fred L. Wineland.
In 1970, Mr. Wineland, then a State Senator, en-
couraged the younger Mr. Bogley to run for the
Office of County Commissioner. At age twenty-
eight, Sam Bogley was elected as Prince George's
County's youngest Commissioner, along with the
Honorable John B. Burcham, Francis B.
Francois, John J. Garrity, and Winfield M. Kelly,
Jr. With the adoption by the citizens of the
County Charter, which brought "home rule" to
Prince George's, Mr. Bogley was retained as one
of the first members of the newly created County
Councilman Bogley quickly gained a reputation
for thoughtful decision-making, for his insistence
on gathering complete information, and for his
independence. He was known for his efforts to
bring higher ethical standards to public office, es-
pecially with the strengthening of conflict of in-
terest and financial disclosure safeguards.
While serving on the Council, his primary
concerns were those issues bearing directly on the
people, such as career education, manpower de-
velopment, human relations, and social services.
He was a sponsor of the County's Office for the
Handicapped, Mobile Legal Aid, and Turn-in-a-

Pusher programs, and of legislation dealing with
Personnel and Labor Codes, Equal Employment
and Prevailing Wages, Consumer Protection and
Landlord-Tenant Relationships, the Commission
for Women, Day Care, and Group Homes.
Consistent with his interest in social issues,
Sam Bogley has been engaged for several years
in activities aimed towards fostering respect for
all human life, including that of preborn chil-
Sam Bogley chaired the Council's Human
Resources Committee and represented the Coun-
cil on the Southern Maryland Health Systems
Agency and the County's Hospital and Social
Services Boards. His second term on the County
Council was completed in December 1978,
In June of 1978, Mr. Bogley was selected by
Harry Hughes to be his running mate as Lieuten-
ant Governor. Their political paths had crossed
several times since 1970, when Mr. Hughes was
Chairman of the State Democratic Party and
while he was Secretary of the Maryland Depart-
ment of Transportation. Sam Bogley brought to
the Hughes-Bogley ticket a balance of geographi-
cal representation and State-Local Governmental
As Lieutenant Governor, Sam Bogley performs
a number of functions for Governor Hughes.
Among these is serving as liaison to the twenty-
three counties of Maryland, the City of
Baltimore, and other municipalities developing
ways in which State and local governments can
best work together on a variety of common inter-
ests. To initiate this new role for the State's sec-
ond highest elected official, Lieutenant-Governor-
Elect Bogley held his first meetings with county
governing bodies before the inauguration of Janu-
ary 17, 1979, by touring the State for work ses-
sions in the county seats.
The Lieutenant Governor assists the Governor
in various program areas, such as health, human
resources, and social services. Economic and
community development and the expansion of
tourism are high on their list of priorities, since
success in these areas could serve to relieve the
tax burden on property owners throughout the
State and to create opportunities for employment
of its citizens.
Samuel W. Bogley III was born in Washington,
D.C„ on November 16, 1941, the son of S. Wal-
ter Bogley, Jr., and Anna Cornelia Roberts. He
was educated in the public schools of Anne
Arundel, Montgomery, and Prince George's

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