W. Ashbie Hawkins:

Professional Career

After a spell as a public school teacher (1885-1892), Hawkins was admitted to the Maryland bar on January 29, 1897 (click here to view test book entry) and set up his own law practice. About 1905 Hawkins joined forces with George W.F. McMechen in the firm of Hawkins and McMechen, headquartered initially at 327 St. Paul Street, later at 21 E. Saratoga Street, and at 14 E. Pleasant Street beginning around 1920. The partnership lasted until Hawkins passed away in 1941. [1]

Hawkins got involved in the independent Republican movement in 1897, which featured George M. Lane. He made speeches at Committee of 100 meetings and was almost selected by the Republican Party as a candidate [2]

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