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RADCLIFFE, George Lovic Pierce (1877-1974)

RADCLIFFE, GEORGE LOVIC PIERCE, a Senator from Maryland; born on a farm at Lloyds, near Cambridge, Dorchester County, Md., August 22, 1877; attended both public and private schools; graduated from Cambridge (Md.) Seminary in 1893, from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., in 897, from the graduate school of Johns Hopkins University in 1900, and from the law department of the University of Maryland in Baltimore in 1903; principal of the Cambridge (Md.) Seminary in 1900 and 1901; teacher in the Baltimore City College in 1901 and 1902; admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice in Baltimore; also interested in banking and farming; member of the Liquor License Commission, Baltimore 1916-1919; member of the Maryland State Council of Defense during the First World War; secretary of state of Maryland in 1919 and 1920; regional adviser of the Public Works Administration for Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, and the District of Columbia in 1933 and 1934; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1934; reelected in 1940 and served from January 3, 1935, to January 3, 1947; was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946; resumed banking and farming interests; actively involved in civic life; resided in Baltimore, Md., where he died on July 29, 1974; interment in Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Md.

Johns Hopkins University
Milton S. Eisenhower Library
Baltimore, MD
Papers: 18 letters (1900, 1901, 1916, 1928, 1937-1949) in the Adams, Bowman, French, Goodnow, Hollander, Lovejoy, and Vincent collections.

Maryland Historical Society
Baltimore, MD
Papers: 1895-1972. 102 boxes and 50 volumes. Correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks of newspapers clippings, minutes and financial papers, and photographs relating to his Senate career, the Maryland Historical Society, charitable organizations, Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission, and family affairs. Finding aid.
Additional Papers: Biographical material in Baltimore City College, Class of 1905, records, 1945-1977.

  • Radcliffe, George Lovic Pierce. Governor Thomas H. Hicks of Maryland and the Civil War. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1901. Radcliffe's doctoral dissertation (Johns Hopkins University).