Former Maryland governor Marvin Mandel dies


On Sunday afternoon, the former Maryland governor Marvin Mandel passed away at the age of 95. He had a career of 26 years in state government, which ended with his conviction on corruption charges in 1977. He maintained his innocence for the rest of his life. The conviction had a lasting effect on Mandel’s reputation even after it was overturned in 1987 by a Supreme Court ruling in another case, and it remains a subject of debate among attorneys. During his governorship, Mandel built the subway in Baltimore, spent $1 billion on school construction, and oversaw a major reorganization of the state government.


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