Archives of Maryland
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Edward D. E. Rollins (1899-1976) 
MSA SC 3520-1522


Born Edward Dorsey Ellis Rollins in Baltimore City, November 15, 1899.  Son of Howard M. Rollins and wife, Fanny Freeburger.  Roman Catholic.  Attended Baltimore City public schools; Baltimore City College, 1917; University of Maryland School of Law, 1922.  Admitted to the bar, 1922.  Married Elizabeth Regina Andrew; three children.  Died in Elkton, Cecil County, July 5, 1976.  Buried in Old Bohemia Cemetery, Warwick, Cecil County.

Served in the U.S. Navy, 1917-19. Returned to Baltimore and attended law school following his discharge. Practiced law in Baltimore prior to moving to Elkton in 1927. Cecil County State's Attorney, 1931-43. Attorney General, 1952-54; appointed to replace Hall Hammond who resigned upon appointment to the Court of Appeals. Lost the 1954 election to C. Fedrdinand Sybert.Judge, Cecil County Circuit Court, 1957-69. Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1948, 1952, and 1956. President, Maryland State Bar Association, 1957-58. Member, Board of Governors of Washington College; Board of Directors of the Union Hosptial in Elkton; Elks; Knights of Columbus; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Gamma Eta Gamma Legal Fraternity; Kiwanis. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Chief Warden in charge of Civilian Defense for Cecil County, 1940-45.

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