Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

William Curran (1885-1951)
MSA SC 3520-1520


Born William Thomas Curran in Baltimore City, April 12, 1885.  Son of Thomas Edward Curran and wife, Mary Tracey.  Attended St. Patrick's Parochial School, Baltimore; Baltimore City College, 1904; University of Maryland School of Law.  Admitted to the Maryland bar, 1910.  Married Mary Caroline Konig Kirby, daughter of George Konig; two stepsons.  Died in Baltimore City, October 4, 1951.  Buried in New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore City.

Worked as a school teacher while attended law school. Practiced mostly criminal law. Maryland State Senator, Baltimore City, 1914 and 1924. Member, Baltimore City Council, 1916. Attorney General of Maryland, 1945-1946, appointed upon the resignation of William C. Walsh. He left office on December 20, 1946, uninterested in running for a full term. Unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Baltimore in 1927. 

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