Joseph W. Alton
|Joseph W. Alton Jr.|
|Born||January 18, 1919|
|Died||March 29, 2013(aged 94)|
|Occupation||Sheriff of Anne Arundel County; Maryland State Senator; County Executive of Anne Arundel County|
Alton served as the Sheriff of Anne Arundel County from 1950 to 1962 and a State Senator from 1963 to 1965.
He then served as the first County Executive of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. In 1974, Alton pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to charges of conspiracy to commit extortion. He was sentenced to eighteen months in federal prison, of which he served seven months at Allenwood Federal Prison Camp, in Allenwood, Pennsylvania.
- Bourg, Allison (March 28, 2013). "Joseph Alton, first Anne Arundel executive, dies". The Capital.
|Anne Arundel County Executive
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