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Emerson C. Harrington (1864-1945)
MSA SC 3520-1479

Governor of Maryland 1916-1920 (Democrat)

BornMarch 26, 1864, Madison, Dorchester County, Maryland1
DiedDecember 15, 1945, Cambridge, Dorchester County2
Buried:  Christ Protestant Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cambridge, Maryland3
FatherJohn E. Harrington4
MotherElizabeth (Thompson) Harrington5
ChildrenEmerson, Jr., William, and Mary (Mrs. Reginald V. Truitt)6
EducationPublic schools, Madison; St. John's College, Annapolis, B.A. 1884, M.A. 18867
Religious Affiliation Episcopalian8
Marriage:  June 27, 1893 to Gertrude Johnson9
           Tutor, St. John's College, Annapolis, 1884-1885
           Offered position as Assistant Professor of Latin and Mathematics, St. John's College, Annapolis, 1886 (resigned before assuming duties)
              Principal, Cambridge Academy, Cambridge, Maryland 1886-1889
              Principal, Cambridge High School, Cambridge, Maryland 1889-1898
           Admitted to Bar and began legal profession, 189810
           Lawyer, 1903-1910, 1920-194511
              President, People's Loan, Savings, and Deposit Bank, Cambridge12
               President, Annapolis - Claiborne Ferry Company13
Offices held:
            State's attorney, Dorchester County, 1899-1903
            Insurance commissioner, 1910
            Comptroller of the treasury, 1912-1916
            Governor of Maryland, 1916-192014
            Member of the board of management, Dorchester County Public Library, after 192015

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