New Governor in Office

January 10, 1935

Harry W. Nice Inaugurated Amid Heavy Down-Pour of Rain

In a heavy down-pour, the first Republican Governor to be inaugurated to Maryland in twenty-three years, took the oath of office at Annapolis on Wednesday, when Governor Albert C. Ritchie turned over the reins of government to Governor Harry W. Nice.

Thousands of visitors thronged the streets which were gaily decorated with flags and bunting. The Westminster Band, number 35 pieces, participated in the ceremonies, and Carroll County was well represented.

Simultaneously with the vacating of the Governorship by Governor Ritchie, another record-breaking tenure came to an end–the term of Secretary of State David C. Winebrenner, III, of Frederick, who retires after nine years and one month in the office–more than twice as long as any other occupant. Winebrenner was replaced by Thomas L. Dawson, of Rockville, as the first official act of the new Governor.

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