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GORMAN, Arthur Pue, senator, born in Howard County, Maryland, 11 March, 1839. He received a public-school education, and in 1852 became a page in the United States senate, where he remained till 1866, and on 1 September, he was appointed collector of internal revenue for the fifth district of Maryland, which office he held till March, 1869. In June of that year he was made a director in the Chesapeake and Ohio canal company, of which he became president in 1872. In November, 1869, he was elected to the Maryland legislature as a Democrat, re-elected in 1871 and chosen speaker of the house. He was elected to the state senate in 1875, and served four years. In 1880 he was chosen to the United States senate as a Democrat to succeed William Pinkney White, and served from 1881 till 1887.
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