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Donald “Don” W. Mason, (1927-2015), a Republican, served as Allegany County State’s Attorney from 1965 through 1973. Among the numerous campaign items used during his campaigns, and as displayed here are a car antenna pennant from 1970, a campaign postcard from 1966, a paper clip, and matchbook. In Mason's 1970 Campaign attention was drawn to his effective prosecution of criminal cases, the importance of law and order, the absence of organized crime, the area's low crime rate, and his leadership "in the battle to combat the drug problem in our County". Campaign treasurers included Paul J. Stakem, John F. Somerville Jr., and E.L. Lloyd.

A Summary of Don Mason's Political Career
A Man of Proven Ability and Integrity

1951 - Graduated from Washington and Lee School of Law

January 1952 - Appointed Executive Assistant to State Senator Robert Kimble in the Maryland Legislature for five years.

May 1952-1958 - Appointed as Trial Magistrate for Allegany County by Governor McKeldin for six years. Took a leave of absence every year for 90 days during legislative session to continue working as Senator Kimble's Executive Assistant.

March 1958 - Appointed as Assistant State’s Attorney for Allegany County by States Attorney James S. Getty for seven years.

March 1965 - Appointed as State’s Attorney for Allegany County by Judges Harold Naughton and James Getty.

November 1966 - Elected as State’s Attorney for Allegany County. Ran against John C. Sullivan, a Democrat.

November 1970 - Elected as State’s Attorney for Allegany County. Ran against John C. Sullivan, a Democrat.

December 1973 - Resigned as State’s Attorney for Allegany County

Don Mason participated in every State and Presidential election campaign between the years 1952 and 1974.


Al Feldstein

Note: Official final election results can be found on the Maryland State Board of Elections website.

Collection Location:
LaVale, Maryland

Campaign paraphernalia, Allegany County (Md.), History

Allegany County (Md.), 1970-2010

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

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