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Richard Estep LANKFORD

(1914-2003)

LANKFORD, Richard Estep, a Representative from Maryland; born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., July 22, 1914; attended private schools in Baltimore, Md., and Alexandria, Va.; B.S., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., 1937; LL.B., University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md., 1940; lawyer, private practice; engaged in active management of tobacco and cattle farms; United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946; member of the Maryland house of delegates, 1948-1954; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the Eighty-third Congress in 1952; member of Maryland Legislative Council, 1953; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1956; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1955-January 3, 1965); was not a candidate for renomination to the Eighty-ninth Congress in 1964; died on September 22, 2003, Easton, Md.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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