McKeldin, Theodore R. (Theodore Roosevelt), 1900-1974Alternative names
Governor of Maryland (1951-1959) and mayor of Baltimore (1943-1947, 1963-1967).
From the description of Oral history interview, 1971-1973. (Maryland Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32822054
From the description of Oral history interview, 1973. (Maryland Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32818907
From the description of Reminiscences of Theodore Roosevelt McKeldin : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513294
Maryland native and political figure who served two terms each as mayor of Baltimore and governor of Maryland.
Theodore Roosevelt McKeldin was born in Baltimore on November 20, 1900. In 1925, McKeldin graduated from the University of Maryland Law School with a bachelor's degree in law and later studied economics at Johns Hopkins University. In 1927, he established a law practice. McKeldin was elected mayor of Baltimore from 1943-1947 and then governor of Maryland from 1951 to 1959. He achieved nationwide prominence at the 1952 Republican Convention when he was selected to nominate Dwight D. Eisenhower for the presidency. McKeldin served a second term as mayor of Baltimore from 1963 to 1967 when he embarked upon a wide-ranging program of urban renewal, which included the beginnings of the redevelopment of Baltimore's Inner Harbor and the planned elimination of the city's slums. McKeldin also continued to support the civil rights movement by hosting a meeting of the Congress of Racial Equality in July 1966. After his retirement from the Baltimore political scene, McKeldin's continued to work. In 1967, President Johnson appointed him to a panel of American observers chosen to supervise the September elections in South Vietnam. In 1968, McKeldin testified in opposition to capital punishment before the U. S. Congress. He was a vocal supporter of the state of Israel and founder and president of the America-Israel Society. McKeldin died on August 10, 1974 at the age of seventy-three.
From the description of Theodore R. McKeldin papers, 1880-1980, (bulk 1940-1970) (University of Maryland Libraries). WorldCat record id: 18554769
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