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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 Constitutuion 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 General Assembly
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. Fran-
cois, 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 new County Council.

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 con-
cerns 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

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Personnel and Labor Codes, Equal Employment
and Prevailing Wages, Consumer Protection and
Landlord-Tenant Relationships, the Commission
for Women, Day Care, and Group Homes. Sam
Bogley chaired the Council's Human Resources
Committee and represented the Council 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.

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 children.

In June of 1978, Mr. Bogley was selected by
Harry Hughes to be his running mate. Their po-
litical 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 Department of Transportation.
Sam Bogley brought to the Hughes-Bogley ticket
a balance of geographical representation and
State-Local Governmental relationships.

As Lieutenant Governor, Sam Bogley performs
those duties delegated to him by Governor
Hughes. Among these is serving as liaison to the
twenty-three counties of Maryland, the City of
Baltimore, and other municipalities and develop-
ing ways in which State and local governments
can best work together on a variety of common
interests. To initiate this new role for the State's
second highest elected official, Lieutenant-Gover-
nor-Elect Bogley held his first meetings with
county governing bodies before taking office on
January 17, 1979, by touring the State for work
sessions in the county seats. The Governor has
appointed his Lieutenant to the State Develop-
ment Council and the State-Local Fiscal Rela-
tionships Task Force. These intergovernmental
activities are coordinated with the Maryland As-
sociation of Counties and the Maryland Munici-
pal League.

The Lieutenant Governor has represented the
Governor in various program areas, such as
health, human resources, vocational-technical
training, economic and community development,
minority enterprises, and tourism. The Lieutenant
Governor is assisted in his duties and responsibil-
ities by John Griffin, Jean Parlett, and Millie

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


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