STUMP, Herman, (1837 - 1917)


STUMP, Herman, a Representative from Maryland; born on Oakington farm, in Harford County, Md., August 8, 1837; pursued classical studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1856 and commenced practice in Bel Air, Md.; also interested in agricultural pursuits; elected to the State senate in 1878, serving as president in 1880; chairman of the Democratic State convention in 1879; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1893); was not a candidate for renomination; appointed Superintendent of Immigration by President Cleveland April 8, 1893, and served until July 16, 1897; resumed the practice of law in Bel Air, Md.; died at his home near Bel Air, Md., January 9, 1917; interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Emmorton, Md.