Archives of Maryland
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David C. Winebrenner III (1897-1940)
MSA SC 3520-13440


Born in Frederick, Maryland, June 16, 1897.  Son of D. Charles and Eleanor Nelson (Ritchie) Winebrenner.  Attended public schools of Frederick; graduated from St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire, 1916; attended Princeton University, 1917 (member, Cannon Club; Alpha Zeta chapter of Phi Kappa Sigma); University of Maryland Law School, LL.B., 1922.  Admitted to the Maryland bar, 1921.  Episcopalian. Died March 27, 1940, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Maryland.

Served in France with the First Princeton Unit of the American Field Service, May-October, 1917.  American Air Forces, December 1917-1919.  Taught at St. James School, the Episcopal Diocesan School for Boys near Hagerstown Maryland, spring and fall, 1919.  Engaged in the private practice of law after 1922; partner with Francis H. Urner, esq., until 1924; partner with Walter E. Sinn, esq., after 1924 (law firm of Winebrenner and Sinn).  Private secretary to U.S. Senator William Cabell Bruce, 1923-24.  Candidate for U.S. Congress, Sixth Congressional District, 1924 (defeated).  Editor, New Citizen, a weekly paper of Frederick.  Maryland secretary of state under his cousin, Governor Albert C. Ritchie, 1925-35.  President and director, New Citizen Publishing and Manufacturing Company.  Director, Potomac Edison Company; Frederick Hotel Company.  Chair, Democratic State Central Committee for Frederick County, 1938-39.  President, Junior Democratic Club of Western Maryland.  Member, American and Maryland State Bar Associations; Baltimore Country Club; Baltimore Athletic Club; Sons of the American Revolution; Churchman's Club of Maryland; Chamber of Commerce, Frederick; Cotillion Club, Frederick; Catoctin Country Club; Francis Scott Key Post of the American Legion; Chesapeake Club, Baltimore.

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