Ritchie, Albert C. (Albert Cabell), 1876-1936

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Four-term governor of Maryland and lawyer.

From the description of Papers of Albert Cabell Ritchie, 1903-1939. (University of Maryland Libraries). WorldCat record id: 19540649

Governor of Maryland.

From the description of Typed letter signed : Annapolis, Md., to Mrs. Robert M. Littlejohn, 1932 Jan. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270858104

Albert Cabell Ritchie was born in Richmond, Virginia, on August 29, 1876. He received his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 1896 and his L.L.B. from the University of Maryland Law School in 1898.

In 1898 Ritchie began law practice with Steele, Semmes, Carey and Bond of Baltimore and was admitted to the firm in 1900. From 1903 to 1920 he was a partner in the Ritchie and Janney law firm in Baltimore. During this period, Ritchie served in number of government and education positions. Ritchie's work as assistant city solicitor of Baltimore in 1903 led to the writing of Municipal Condemnation in Maryland (1904). From 1907 to 1919 Ritchie was professor of law at the University of Maryland. Additional positions included: assistant general counsel to the Maryland Public Service Commission (1910-1913), Attorney General of Maryland (1915 - 1918), and general counsel to the War Industries Board (June-December 1918).

In 1919 Ritchie was elected Governor of Maryland. He became the first Maryland governor to succeed himself in 1923 and was again re-elected in 1926 and 1930. Having risen to prominence in the Democratic Party, Ritchie made and unsuccessful bid for the 1932 Presidential nomination and reportedly declined the party's Vice-Presidential nomination. In 1934 he ran for a fifth term as Governor but was defeated.

On February 24, 1936, Ritchie died in Baltimore. He is buried there in Greenmount Cemetery.

From the guide to the Albert Ritchie papers, 1903-1939, null, (State of Maryland and Historical Collections)

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referencedIn Turnbull, Edwin Litchfield, 1872-1927. Edwin Litchfield Turnbull papers 1881-1971. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Ritchie, Albert Cabell, 1876-1936. Typed letter signed : Annapolis, Md., to Mrs. Robert M. Littlejohn, 1932 Jan. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Harry Clifton Byrd papers, 1895-1970, 1909-1969 University of Maryland
creatorOf Booker, Bodley.,. Bodley Booker collection of papers pertaining to the University of Virginia [manuscript], 1925, 1927 &1999. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Andrews, Marietta Minnigerode, 1869-1931. Papers of Marietta Minnigerode Andrews, 1923-1927. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Albert Ritchie papers, 1903-1939, null State of Maryland and Historical Collections
creatorOf Byrd, Harry Clifton, 1889-1970. Papers of Harry Clifton Byrd, 1895-1970. University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
referencedIn Morris S. Lazaron Papers., 1851-1979, 1930-1950 The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Fred Acree Papers, 1820-1947 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
creatorOf Lorimer, George Horace, 1869-1937. Correspondence, 1921. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Philip Perlman papers, 1926-1942, 1927-1942 State of Maryland and Historical Collections
referencedIn Lane, William Preston, 1892-1967. Papers, 1921-1943. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Ritchie, Albert C. (Albert Cabell), 1876-1936. Papers of Albert Cabell Ritchie, 1903-1939. University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
creatorOf Davis, Charles Hall, b. 1872. Charles Hall Davis papers [manuscript] 1906-52. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Acree, Fred, 1878-1947. Acree, Fred, photographs, 1920-1939. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Michelet, Simon Thenistrup, 1871-1956. Simon T. Michelet and family papers, 1879, 1908-1943. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Ritchie, Albert C. (Albert Cabell), 1876-1936. Self government and religious freedom under the Calverts. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Ludlow mss., 1898-1948 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn Rosenthal, L. N. (Louis N.). Bust of Albert C. Ritchie [manuscript] 1935. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Perlman, Philip B. (Philip Benjamin), 1890-1960. Papers of Philip B. Perlman, 1926-1942. University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
creatorOf Hart, James, 1896-1959. Letters to Professor James Hart from eminent Americans in the fields of politics and political science on governmental policy and problems [manuscript] 1915-1953. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Copeland, Walter S. (Walter Scott), 1856-1928. Walter Scott Copeland papers [manuscript], 1880-1954. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Vandiver, Murray, 1845-1916. Papers of Murray Vandiver, 1873-1916. University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
creatorOf Stamp, Adele H. Papers of Adele H. Stamp, 1922-1983 (bulk 1950-1959) University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1920-1965 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Ritchie, Albert C. (Albert Cabell), 1876-1936. Inaugural address of Governor Albert C. Ritchie of Maryland : Annapolis, January 14, 1931. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Maryland manuscripts collection. General correspondence, 1799-1937. University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
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associatedWith Acree, Fred person
associatedWith Acree, Fred, 1878-1947. person
associatedWith Andrews, Marietta Minnigerode, 1869-1931. person
associatedWith Booker, Bodley., person
associatedWith Byrd, Harry Clifton, 1889-1970. person
associatedWith Calvert family. person
associatedWith Copeland, Walter S. (Walter Scott), 1856-1928. person
associatedWith Davis, Charles Hall, b. 1872. person
associatedWith Hart, James, 1896-1959. person
associatedWith Lane, William Preston, 1892-1967. person
correspondedWith Lazaron, Morris Samuel person
associatedWith Littlejohn, Robert M., Mrs, person
associatedWith Lorimer, George Horace, 1869-1937. person
associatedWith Ludlow, Louis, 1873-1950 person
associatedWith Magruder, Calvert, 1893-1968 person
associatedWith Maryland. Governor (1920-1935 : Ritchie). corporateBody
associatedWith Michelet, Simon Thenistrup, 1871-1956. person
correspondedWith Perlman, Philip B. (Philip Benjamin), 1890-1960. person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Rosenthal, L. N. (Louis N.) person
associatedWith Stamp, Adele H. person
associatedWith Turnbull, Edwin Litchfield, 1872-1927. person
associatedWith Vandiver, Murray, 1845-1916. person
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Maryland
United States
Maryland
Maryland
United States
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Maryland--Politics and government--1865-1950
Church and state--History
Depressions--1929
Governors--Archives
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Birth 1876-08-29

Death 1936-02-24

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