Monthly Archives: July 2019

Senate Decades Series – 1960s Senator George Della, Sr.

Maryland’s Senate President from 1951-1955 and then again from 1959-1963, Baltimore City Senator George W. Della, Sr. was a truly unique leader for Maryland’s Senate in the early 1960s. Appointed to the Senate by then-Governor (and future United States Senator) Herbert O’Conor in 1939, Della was a true Baltimorean. Active in numerous community organizations prior […]

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Senate Decades Series – 1960s Senator Verda Mae Welcome

Senator Verda Mae Welcome was the definition of a leader and trailblazer for Baltimore City in the 1960s. Born on a small farm in western North Carolina in March of 1907, Welcome’s life spanned a gulf of social change that many in her generation encountered.  One of fifteen children born to John and Docia Freeman, […]

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