James H. Preston

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James H. Preston

James Harry Preston (March 23, 1860 – July 14, 1938) was the Mayor of Baltimore from 1911 to 1919.

Biography

Preston was born in Harford County, Maryland in 1860. He served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1890-1894. He briefly served as Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates in 1894. Preston then served as the Mayor of Baltimore from 1911-1919. In 1912, he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. While there, he received a few votes for the vice presidential nomination. Preston died on July 14, 1938.

Preceded by
Murray Vandiver
Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates
1894
Succeeded by
Sydney Emanuel Mudd I