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David Jenkins WARD

(1871-1961)

WARD, David Jenkins, a Representative from Maryland; born in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Md., September 17, 1871; attended the public schools; farmer; lumberjack; merchant; real estate business; member of the Maryland state house of delegates, 1915-1917; chair of the Democratic state central committee of Wicomico County, 1918-1926; member of the Maryland state senate, 1926-1934 and 1938-1939; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States T. Alan Goldsborough; reelected to the Seventy-seventh and to the succeeding Congress (June 8, 1939-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1944; died on February 18, 1961, in Salisbury, Md.; interment in Parsons Cemetery.

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

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