Maryland 6th Congressional District
Edward J. Mason, a Republican, was elected to the Maryland State Senate in 1970, and represented District 1 in the State Senate from 1971 through 1983 at which time he was defeated in his 1982 re-election bid. In 1972 he made an unsuccessful bid for election to the U.S. House of Representatives representing the Sixth Congressional District. Mason received 58,259 votes, or 35.19% of the votes cast. The back of his campaign card depicted on this page reads as follows:
A strong advocate of a businesslike approach to welfare reform.
I will work to improve the plight of senior citizens.
I have worked for strong economic development in Maryland and will continue to work for full employment … getting people off welfare and on employment rolls.
By authority of Donald A. Beavers, Treasurer, Ed Mason for Congress Committee, Hagerstown, Maryland
Arthur T. Bond,(1932-2017), a Republican, served two terms as a Frostburg City Councilman and was then elected Mayor of Frostburg and served in that position from 1972 to 1974. He was then elected and re-elected to the Board of Allegany County Commissioners four times between the years 1974 and 1990. Though defeated in his 1990 re-election bid, Bond was again elected to the Board of Allegany County Commissioners in 1994 and held that office until 1998. Bond was again elected Mayor of Frostburg in 2006, and re-elected to that position in 2008 and 2010. Bond retired from public service in 2011. Arthur T. Bond had also been an unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. Congress in 1976. A picnic fundraiser held to benefit his campaign was held at Marydale on the afternoon of Sunday, September 19, 1976. As noted on the matchbook cover, “Your Vote and Support” was appreciated. Bond received 52,203 votes, or 29.16% of those cast." In total, Bond served five terms as Mayor of Frostburg and five as Commissioner making him the longest serving Allegany County Commissioner in history.
Charles McCurdy Mathias, Jr. (1922-2010), a Republican, was born in Frederick, Maryland. "Mac" Mathias served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1959 to 1960, and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1960, and re-elected again in 1962, 1964 and 1966 eventually serving from 1961 through 1969. In 1968, Mathias was elected to the U.S. Senate and served as a Senator from 1969 through 1987. Charles "Mac" Mathias chose not to run for reelection in the 1986 Senatorial campaign. As noted in one of his campaign items from that period, Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District at that time included Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick, and a portion of Montgomery Counties. “Back Mac”, was the motto and the goal was to “Retain Responsible Representation.”
Elton R. Wampler, a Republican, lost to Goodloe E. Byron in his November 1974 bid to represent the Sixth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Wampler received 32,416 votes, just 26.29% of those cast.
John Glenn Beall, Jr. (1927-2006), was born in Cumberland, Maryland. A Republican, he was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1962, re-elected in 1966, and served in that body from 1962 through 1968. He was then elected to the U.S. Congress, representing Maryland's Sixth Congressional District, serving from 1969 to 1971. J. Glenn Beall, Jr. was elected to the U.S. Senate in the 1970 election, and served in the Senate from 1971 to 1977. Beall lost his bid for reelection in 1976 to the Democrat, Paul Sarbanes. As noted on the fingernail file depicted on this page, Beall’s campaign treasurer was Gorman E. Getty.
(Note: James Glenn Beall, 1894-1971, the father of J. Glenn Beall, also served in the House of Representatives representing Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District. Elected in 1942 he served in the House from 1943 to 1953. In 1952 James Glenn Beall was elected to the U.S. Senate and he is included in that section of our website.)
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