A Jew was named Governor for the first time in the history of Maryland with the election today of Marvin Mandel, Baltimore Democrat, by the State Senate and house of Delegates to succeed Vice President Elect Spiro Agnew. Mr. Mandel received more than the necessary two-thirds votes of the State Legislature. He served previously as speaker of the House of Delegates. A leader of the Baltimore Jewish community, Gov. Mandel is very active in the Associated Jewish Charities, the Israel Bond campaign, synagogue groups, the Menorah Lodge of B’nai Brith, and other Jewish organizations. He is Maryland’s 56th governor.
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