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|Size||About 200 items (10.5 linear feet)|
|Abstract||Arthur P. Gorman was United States senator from Maryland, 1880-1899 and 1903-1906, and president of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company. The collection includes a political letterpress copybook, 1880-1882; scrapbooks, 1872-1916, of newspaper clippings and other clippings, 1892-1905, relating to Gorman's career in Maryland politics and to his connection with the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; pamphlets; notes; and a few letters, 1885-1916, mostly related to Gorman's political activities.|
|Creator||Gorman, Arthur P. (Arthur Pue), 1839-1906.|
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Arthur P. Gorman (1839-1906), United States senator from Maryland, was born in Woodstock, Howard County, Md., on 11 March 1839. He attended the public schools and was appointed a page in the House of Representatives in 1852. He transferred to the Senate through the influence of Stephen A. Douglas, who made him his private secretary, and subsequently served the Senate as page, messenger, assistant doorkeeper, assistant postmaster, and finally postmaster. He was removed from his Senate office in September 1866 and immediately appointed collector of internal revenue for the fifth district of Maryland, 1866-1869. He was a director and later president of the Chesapeake Ohio Canal Co.
Gorman was a member of the State house of delegates, 1869-1875, serving as speaker for one session; a member of the State senate, 1875-1881; and was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1880. He was reelected in 1886 and 1892, serving from 4 March 1881 to 3 March 1899. He was Democratic caucus chair, 1890-1898, and chair of the Committee on Printing in the Fifty-third Congress and of the Committee on Private Land Claims in the Fifty-fifth Congress. After losing his seat in 1898, Gorman was again elected to the United States Senate in 1902 and served from 4 March 1903 until his death in Washington, D.C., on 4 June 1906. He served as Democratic caucus chair, 1903-1906.
Gorman was married to Hannah Donegan Gorman (1837-1910). They had a son, Arthur Pue Gorman, Jr. (1873-1919).
Adapted from the Biographical Directory of the American Congress , with additional information from "Register of the Gorman Papers in the Maryland Historical Society."Back to Top
The Arthur P. Gorman papers include a political letterpress copybook, 1880-1882; scrapbooks, 1872-1916, of newspaper clippings and other clippings, 1892-1905, relating to Gorman's career in Maryland politics and his connection with the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; pamphlets; notes; and a few letters, 1885-1916, mostly related to Gorman's political activities in the United States Senate.Back to Top
Political letterpress copybook, 1880-1882; scrapbooks, 1872-1916, of newspaper clippings and other clippings, 1892-1905, relating to Gorman's career in Maryland politics and his connection with the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; pamphlets; notes; and a few letters, 1885-1904, mostly related to Gorman's political activities.
folders 1-63 each contain one volume. folders 64-79 contain loose clippings. The remaining folders contain notes, letters, and pamphlets, mostly relating to political affairs.
Some newspaper clippings were discarded during processing because of their poor physical condition. Most of these clippings were from major newspapers, such as the New York Herald, the New York Sun, the Washington Post, the Baltimore American , the Baltimore Morning Herald, the Baltimore Sun, and the Chicago Times-Herald , and most of them were from the years from 1897 to 1904.
Items separated include oversize papers (OP-280) and oversize volumes (V-280/S-7, 34, 36).Back to Top
This collection was rehoused with support of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.
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