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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