Lansdale Ghiselin Sasscer
|Lansdale Ghiselin Sasscer|
|Lansdale Ghiselin Sasscer|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 5th district
February 3, 1939 – January 3, 1953
|Preceded by||Stephen W. Gambrill|
|Succeeded by||Frank Small, Jr.|
|Spouse(s)||Agnes (Goffren) Sasscer|
|Children||Agnes Lansdale "Dolly" Sasscer,
Lucy Claggett Sasscer,
Lansdale Ghiselin Sasscer, Jr.
|Residence||Upper Marlboro, Maryland|
|Alma mater||Tome School,
Dickinson School of Law
Sasscer was born in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and graduated from Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1914. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Upper Marlboro. During World War I, he served from 1917 to 1919, being overseas for thirteen months as a first lieutenant in the Fifty-ninth Artillery of the United States Army.
After the War, Sasscer resumed the practice of law, and served as a member of the Maryland State Senate from 1922 to 1938, serving as President of the Senate in 1935 and 1937. He was delegate to the 1924 and 1936 Democratic National Conventions, and vice chairman of the committee on reorganization of the State government in 1939.
Sasscer was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Congress to fill the vacancy left open as a result of the death of Stephen Gambrill, serving from February 3, 1939, to January 3, 1953. Sasscer chose not to run for re-election in 1952, and instead attempted to win election to the United States Senate seat being vacated by Herbert O'Conor, but was not nominated by his party. Afterwards, he resumed the practice of law in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Sasscer's family has lived in Upper Marlboro since the 1760s.
- "Rep. Lansdale Sasscer". Govtrack.us. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
- "SASSCER, Lansdale Ghiselin, (1893 - 1964)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
- Doliante, Sharon J. (1998). Maryland and Virginia Colonials. Baltimore: Clearfield Company. p. 928. ISBN 978-0806312934.
- "Sasscer, Lansdale Ghiselin, (1893 - 1964)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Office of Art and Archives, US Congress. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
- Valentine, Daniel (11 June 2009). "Former delegate was witness to county's transformation". Prince George's Gazette. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
- "Lansdale Ghiselin Sasscer". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2008-02-10.
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Walter J. Mitchell
|President of the Maryland State Senate
Arthur H. Brice
|United States House of Representatives|
Stephen W. Gambrill
|Representative of the Fifth Congressional District of Maryland
Frank Small, Jr.
|Congressional delegations to the 76th–82nd United States Congresses from Maryland (ordered by seniority)|
|76th||Senate: M. Tydings | G. Radcliffe||House: W. Cole | A. Kennedy | W. Byron | T. D'Alesandro | L. Sasscer | D. Ward|
|77th||Senate: M. Tydings | G. Radcliffe||House: W. Cole | T. D'Alesandro | L. Sasscer | D. Ward | J. Meyer | K. Byron|
|78th||Senate: M. Tydings | G. Radcliffe||House: T. D'Alesandro | L. Sasscer | D. Ward | H. Baldwin | J. Beall | D. Ellison|
|79th||Senate: M. Tydings | G. Radcliffe||House: T. D'Alesandro | L. Sasscer | H. Baldwin | J. Beall | G. Fallon | D. Roe|
|80th||Senate: M. Tydings | H. O'Conor||House: T. D'Alesandro | L. Sasscer | J. Beall | G. Fallon | H. Meade | E. Miller|
|81st||Senate: M. Tydings | H. O'Conor||House: L. Sasscer | J. Beall | G. Fallon | E. Miller | E. Garmatz | W. Bolton|
|82nd||Senate: H. O'Conor | J. Butler||House: L. Sasscer | J. Beall | G. Fallon | E. Miller | E. Garmatz | J. Devereux|