Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

John Wirt Randall (1845-1912)
MSA SC 3520-1611


Born in Annapolis, Maryland, March 6, 1845.  Son of Alexander Randall (former attorney general of Maryland) and Catherine (Wirt) Randall.  Attended St. John's College, Annapolis; Burlington College, New Jersey; Yale University.  Read law in his father's office.  Admitted to the bar, 1868.  Married Hannah Parker Parrott, 1878; four children were Hannah Parker (b. 1880, m. Lowndes), Mary Arden (b. 1882), .  Resided in Annapolis.  Died in Roland Park, August 16, 1912.

Appointed Register in Bankruptcy for the Fifth Congressional District of Maryland by Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase.  Attorney-at-law in practice with his brother Daniel R. Randall, Annapolis.  Councilor for the city of Annapolis, three terms.  Director and president, Farmers' National Bank of Annapolis, 1879-.  Member of the House of Delegates from Anne Arundel County, 1884-85.  Introduced and pushed through the Legislature the joint resolutions that created Maryland's "Arbor Day," 1884.  Maryland Senate, Anne Arundel County, 1888-90, 1896-98.   Chair, Civil Service Reform and Election Reform Committee, Elections Committee, Executive Nominations Committee, Revaluation and Assessment Committee, Finance Committee.  President of the Senate, 1898.  Vice-president, Civil Service Reform Association of Maryland.  Member of the Annapolis bar.  Member of the board of governors, St. John's College, 1881-.  Member, YMCA of Annapolis.  President, Maryland Bankers Association; Maryland Civil Service Reform Association.  Vestryman and treasurer,  St. Anne's Protestant Episcopal Church, Annapolis, 1874-.

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