Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Thomas L. Dawson (1892-1944)
MSA SC 3520-13441


Born September 15, 1892, in Rockville, Maryland.  Son of Thomas Dawson and Mary Alice (Peter) Dawson.  Attended public schools of Montgomery County, the Rockville Academy; Georgetown University School of Law, LL.B., 1914.  Admitted to the bar, 1915.  Married Anne Frazier Davidson of Catlettsburg, Kentucky on April 17, 1922; three children:  Thomas Frazier, Mary Anne, Frazier Peter.  Episcopalian. Died September 14, 1944, in South Orange, New Jersey. Buried at Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, Maryland.

Practiced law in Rockville with his father under the firm of Dawson & Dawson, 1915-24.  Lieutenant during World War I; assigned as an instructor in the Central Officer's Training School, Camp Lee, Virginia.  Elected state's attorney for Montgomery County, November 1919-24.  Returned to private practice of law, 1924.  Maryland secretary of state, 1935-36.  Member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association; Montgomery County Bar Association; Montgomery Country Club; Racquet Club of Washington, D.C.; Manor Club; Masons.

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