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Carlton Ralph SICKLES

(1921-2004)

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.

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

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