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24/Maryland Manual
was an assistant instructor in Constitutional Law
at Yale College. He served as a law clerk to the
late Judge Henry Edgerton of the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from
1960 to 1961. In 1961, Attorney General Robert
Kennedy appointed him an Assistant U.S. Attor-
ney. He served in that capacity until 1964.
From 1964 to 1967, Mr. Sachs was an associ-
ate and partner in the law firm of Tydings, Ro-
senberg & Gallagher. He served as reporter to the
Committee on State Finance and Taxation of the
State of Maryland Constitutional Convention
Commission from 1965 to 1967.
After appointment as United States Attorney
for Maryland in 1967 by President Johnson, Mr.
Sachs concentrated in the prosecution of cases in-
volving white collar crime and public corruption.
From 1970 until his election as Attorney General
in November 1978, he was in private law practice
in Baltimore.
Mr. Sachs, a Democrat, became Maryland's
fortieth Attorney General on January 2, 1979,
and was reelected in 1982.
Mr. Sachs was admitted to the Maryland Bar
in 1960 and to the Supreme Court Bar in 1965.
He has served on the Boards of the Baltimore Ur-
ban Coalition, Sinai Hospital, the Baltimore Re-
gional Red Cross, and the Baltimore Bar Founda-
tion, Inc. He taught Criminal Procedure and
Trial Practice at the University of Maryland Law
School from 1969 to 1976. He presently serves on
the Board of Trustees of the Enoch Pratt Free Li-
Mr. Sachs is a fellow of The American College
of Trial Lawyers. He is the recipient of awards
and citations of merit from numerous civic orga-
nizations and educational institutions.
Mr. Sachs and his wife Sheila, an attorney, re-
side in Baltimore with their children, Elisabeth
and Leon.
State Treasurer
William S. James, the State Treasurer, was
born in Aberdeen, the son of E. Roy and Mary
S. James, on February 14, 1914. He attended the
public schools of Cecil and Harford counties, The
Tome School at Port Deposit, the University of
Delaware, and the University of Maryland School
of Law from which he received the degree of J.D.
in 1937. He was admitted to the Maryland Bar in
1937 and practiced law in Bel Air from that date
until 1975 He served as a Trial Magistrate for
Havre de Grace between 1944 and 1946, when he
was elected to the State Senate, serving continu-
ously until 1975. In 1963 he was elected President
of the Senate and served in that post until his re-
tirement in 1975. Mr. James was Second Vice-
President of the Constitutional Convention of
1967-1968, and in 1971 he became the
Chairperson of the Democratic State Central
Committee of Maryland, a position he resigned
after he became State Treasurer. He was elected
State Treasurer in January 1975, in January 1979,
and again in January 1983 for terms of four
Mr. James was married to the former Margaret
Higinbothom on January 16, 1954. They have
one son, Robert Roy, and a daughter, Mary
Dulany James. The James family resides at Old
Bay Farm, Route No. 1, Havre de Grace.
Secretary of State
Lorraine M. Sheehan was born on May 2,
1937, in Manchester, New Hampshire, where her
father and mother, Donat and Laurette Cantin
still reside.
Upon moving to Prince George's County she
became active in numerous civic and political or-
ganizations. She has participated in many election
campaigns, working for candidates as well as bal-
lot issues.

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