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Hugh Allen MEADE

(1907-1949)

MEADE, Hugh Allen, a Representative from Maryland; born in Netcong, Morris County, N.J., April 4, 1907; attended the public schools; moved to Baltimore, Md., in 1923; was graduated from Loyola High School, Baltimore, Md., in 1925, from Loyola College, Baltimore, Md., in 1929, and from the University of Maryland Law School in 1932; was admitted to the bar in 1933 and commenced practice in Baltimore, Md.; secretary to Gov. Albert C. Ritchie in 1934; member of the State house of delegates 1934-1936; supervisor of assessments of the city of Baltimore 1936-1938; assistant attorney general of Maryland 1938-1946; served in the United States Navy as a lieutenant in 1944 and 1945; resigned from the attorney general’s office in 1946 to enter the private practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1948; appointed general counsel of the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee of the United States House of Representatives in January 1949 and served until his death in Washington, D.C., July 8, 1949; interment in the New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.

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

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