SICKLES, Carlton Ralph

SICKLES, Carlton Ralph
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1921–2004

Biography

SICKLES, Carlton Ralph, a Representative from Maryland; born in Hamden, New Haven County, Conn., June 15, 1921; graduated from Roosevelt High School, Washington, D.C.,1939; BS, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1943; LL.B., George Washington Law School, Washington, D.C., 1948; United States Army, 1943-1946; United States Air Force in the Office of Special Investigations, 1951-1952; lawyer, private practice; taught at Georgetown University Law School, 1960-1966; member of the Maryland house of delegates, 1955-1962; member, joint commission to establish regional transit compact, Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority, 1955-1966; delegate to Democratic National Conventions, 1964 and 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and Eighty-ninth Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1967); was not a candidate for reelection in to the Ninetieth Congress 1966, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the nomination for Governor of Maryland; delegate, Maryland Constitutional Convention, 1967-1968; president, Carday Associates, Inc.; member, Maryland State Planning Commission; member, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the One Hundredth Congress in 1986; died on January 17, 2004, in Bethesda, Md.; interment in George Washington Cemetery, Adelphi, Md.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Maryland Libraries
Historical Manuscripts, Special Collections

College Park, MD
Papers: 1955-1967, 171 linear feet. The papers of Carlton Sickles contain administrative files, press releases, newspaper clippings, bills, and audio tapes. Subjects include the Vietnam War, NASA, civil rights, education, and Sickles's political campaigns. This collection is unprocessed, but a preliminary inventory is available, as well as a description: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1387.
Papers: In the Jo-Ann Orlinsky Papers, 1964-1971, 11 linear feet. Persons represented include Carlton Sickles.
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