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Susan M. Jones - Judge of the Orphan's Court

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Susan Marie Jones (1942-)

Susan M. Jones, a Democrat, is the first African-American, man or woman, to be elected to Allegany County-wide office.
This was in 1990 when she was elected as a Judge to the Allegany County Orphan's Court. Jones served in this capacity from 1991-1995.

Born and raised in Cumberland, Susan Jones lived on Carroll Street on Cumberland's West Side. This was a predominantly white area. She recalls playing with the white children of the neighborhood and never having a problem with racial discrimination. Jones attended the Carver School from first to third grade, and then moved to Pennsylvania where she attended a public school. After high school, Jones married and worked at variety of jobs.


Hidden Stories, Discovered Voices: A History of African Americans in Cumberland, Maryland

Photograph: Courtesy of Susan Jones

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Allegany County, Maryland

African Americans, History; Allegany County (Md.), History.

Allegany County (Md.), 1890-2008

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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