James H. Preston

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James H. Preston

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

Biography[edit]

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