Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

James F. Strange (1872-1926)
MSA SC 3520-12685


Born James French Strange in Annapolis, Maryland, February 9, 1872.  Son of Robert Ellis (1846-1908) and Caroline M. (Yewell) Strange.  Attended Annapolis schools.  Married (1) Julia Maud Higgins (d. 1919) on February 9, 1898; divorced, 1912; one son, Robert French Strange (b. 1898). Married (2) Geneva Kidder, January 2, 1924, in Baltimore, Maryland.  Died September 9, 1926, in Annapolis.  Buried, St. Anne's Cemetery, Annapolis.

Merchant in business with his father.  Enlisted in Company G, First Regiment of the Regular Army of Maryland; served nine years.  Banker.  Vice-president, Annapolis & Eastport Building & Loan Association.  Director, Annapolis Banking & Trust Company.  Mayor of Annapolis, 1909-19.  Vice-president, Fortification Conference of mayors of cities on the Chesapeake Bay, Washington, D.C., 1910.  Election supervisor, Annapolis, 1921.  Member, Annapolis City Council, eight years.  Chair, Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee.  Senate (D), Anne Arundel County, 1924-25.  Member and vestryman, St. Anne's Episcopal Church.  Member, Masons; Elks; Rotary Club; Severn Boat Club.

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