Maryland Gov. Glendening Marries

By Associated Press

January 28, 2002, 12:33 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Gov. Parris Glendening has married one of his deputy chiefs of staff, his press office announced Monday.

Glendening, 59, and Jennifer Crawford, 35, were married Friday in a civil ceremony, followed by a small formal ceremony Saturday at the governor's mansion that was attended by immediate family members.

The newlyweds are taking a honeymoon at an undisclosed location.

His spokesman, Mike Morrill, said Crawford will quit her state job, but will have the unofficial title of Maryland's first lady.

Morrill said he did not know if she will play an active role in the last 11 months of Glendening's second term; he cannot run again because of term limits.

Glendening's divorce from his second wife was final in November after nearly 25 years of marriage. His first marriage also ended in divorce.

Glendening had been romantically linked to Crawford but has refused to answer any questions about his private life.

The marriage is the first for Crawford, who will keep her maiden name.

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