George L Radcliffe Bio

Sen. George L Radcliffe

Sen. George L Radcliffe

1877 August 22 – Born Lloyds, Md.; Dorchester County

1893 – Graduated Cambridge High School

1894-97 – A.B. Johns Hopkins University

1900 – Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University

1900-1901 – Principal Cambridge High School; Cambridge, Md.

1901 – Thesis — Governor Thomas H. Hicks and the Civil War; published in The Johns Hopkins University Studies

1901-1902 – Teacher, Baltimore City College

1903 – LL.B. University of Maryland Law School Admitted to the Bar

1903 – Attorney — American Bonding Company

1906 – Married; Mary McKim Marriott; June 6

1908 – Vice President; American Bonding Company

1908 – Became member of Maryland Historical Society

1912-32 – Recording Secretary; Maryland Historical Society

1913 – 1st Vice President, Fidelity and Deposit Co. of Md; President, American Bonding Co.

1915-1919 – President, Johns Hopkins Alumni Association

1916-1919 – Liquor License Commissioner of Baltimore City

1917-1918- Associate Director of Personnel, American Red Cross, Washington, D.C.

1918 – Member of Committee of Over There show in Armory, Baltimore, Maryland

1919 – Birth of son, George – June 9

1919 – Chairman of War Records Commission for Maryland, World War I

1919-1920 – Secretary of State, Maryland; appointed by Governor Harrington

1919 – Treasurer, Maryland League of Nations

1919 – Member of Maryland State Council of Defense, World War I

1919 – Chairman of Johns Hopkins University Dormitory Campaign

1923 – President, Eastern Shore Society

1923 – Chairman, Inauguration Committee for Governor Ritchie

1924 – Chairman, Shot Tower Campaign

1926 – Chairman, Inauguration Committee 2nd term Governor Ritchie

1930 – Chairman, Inauguration Committee 3rd term Governor Ritchie

1930 – Member of Control Committee which organized Walter Hines Page School of International Relations, Johns Hopkins University

1932 – Chairman, Maryland Democratic Campaign Committee [Franklin Roosevelt]

1933-1938 – Vice President, Maryland Historical Society

1933-1968 – State Chairman, Infantile Paralysis March of Dimes Campaign

1934 – LL.D. — Washington College, Chestertown, Md.

1935-1947 – Member of United States Senate

1936 – Chairman of Democratic State Central Committee

1939 – Chairman, Star Spangled Banner Committee

1939-1964 – President, Maryland Historical Society

1942 – Chairman, War Records Commission, World War II

1943 – LL.D. — University of Maryland

1947 – Chairman, Inauguration Committee, Governor Lane

1947 – Chairman, Inauguration Committee, Mayor D’Alesandro

1947 – Chairman of Committee, Anniversary of Incorporation of Baltimore — appointed by Mayor D’Alesandro

1948 – Chairman of Dedication Committee, Lee and Jackson Monument, Baltimore

1948-1949 – Chairman of Committee to Celebrate Toleration Act in Maryland — 300th Anniversary, St. Mary’s City

1949 – Chairman, Baltimore Symphony Campaign

1950 – Active in plan for establishment of memorial park and speaker at meetings in Brooklyn, New York — to commemorate Maryland troops who died in Battle of Long Island

1951 – Incorporated Grace Foundation of Taylor’s Island, Maryland

1952 – Chairman of Committee in charge of ceremonies for opening the Chesapeake Bay Bridge

1952 – President, English Speaking Union

1953 – Old Trinity Church Fund Drive, Cambridge, Md.

1953 – Chairman of Dinner Committee — Silver Jubilee, Baltimore Chapter of National Conference of Christians and Jews

1953 – President University Club

1954 – Historic Road-Markers Program re-established, at instigation of Radcliffe

1954 – Key manuscript of Star Spangled Banner installed, Maryland Historical Society

1955 – Honorary Chairman — Baltimore Symphony Drive

1962 – Board of Salk Institute for Biological Studies

1963 – Death of wife, Mary

1965 – Chairman, Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission

1971 – Formed Spocott Windmill Foundation with intention of reconstructing his father’s windmill

1972 August 22 – Spocott Windmill dedicated

1974 July 31 – Died, Baltimore, MD