- Hugh Meade
Hugh Allen Meade (
April 4, 1907– July 8, 1949) was a U.S. Congressman, representing the second district of Marylandfrom 1947 to 1949.
Born in Netcong,
Morris County, New Jersey, Meade attended the public schools. He moved to Baltimore, Marylandin 1923 and graduated from Loyola High School in 1925, and from Loyola College in Marylandin 1929. He later graduated from the University of Maryland Law Schoolin 1932 and was admitted to the bar in 1933
Meade served as secretary to
Albert Ritchie, Governor of Maryland, in 1934. He was later a member of the Maryland House of Delegatesfrom 1934 to 1936, supervisor of assessments of the city of Baltimore from 1936 1938, and Assistant Attorney General of Marylandfrom 1938 to 1946.
World War II, Meade served in the United States Navyas a lieutenant in 1944 and 1945. He resigned from the attorney general’s office in 1946 to enter the private practice of law. He was elected as a Democrat in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1948, and served one full term from January 3, 1947to January 3, 1949
After Congress, Meade was appointed general counsel of the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee of the United States House of Representatives in January 1949 and served until his death in
Washington, D.C.He is interred in the New Cathedral Cemeteryin Baltimore.
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