LINTHICUM, John Charles

LINTHICUM, John Charles
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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LINTHICUM, John Charles, a Representative from Maryland; born near Baltimore, in the locality now known as Linthicum Heights, Anne Arundel County, Md., November 26, 1867; attended the public schools of that county and Baltimore; was graduated from the State normal school in Baltimore in 1886; principal of Braddock School, Frederick County, in 1887, and taught in the schools of Anne Arundel County; studied history and political science at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore; was graduated from the law department of the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1890; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Baltimore in 1890; member of the State house of delegates in 1904 and 1905; served in the State senate 1906-1909; unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Baltimore in 1907; judge advocate general on the staff of Gov. Austin L. Crothers 1908-1912; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1911, until his death; chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (Seventy-second Congress); had been renominated to the Seventy-third Congress at the time of his death; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1924; died in Baltimore, Md., October 5, 1932; interment in Druid Ridge Cemetery.

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External Research Collections

Duke University Libraries
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library

Durham, NC
Papers: 1931, 2 items. The collection consists of speeches by John Charles Linthicum concerning congressional recognition of Francis Scott Key's "The Star Spangled Banner" as the national anthem.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. Congress. (72nd, 2nd session: 1932-1933) House. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of J. Charles Linthicum, late a Representative from Maryland. Seventy-second Congress, second session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1933.

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