James H. Preston

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James H Preston
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35th Mayor of Baltimore
In office
1911-1919
Preceded by J. Barry Mahool
Succeeded by William Frederick Broening
73rd Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates
In office
1894
Personal details
Born March 23, 1860
Died July 14, 1938
Political party Democratic

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