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James Bertram Rowland - Reporter for 25 years, June 18, 2015
James B. Rowland, “Jim”, a 35 year resident of Annapolis and previously of Silver Spring, MD, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Somerford Place in Annapolis from complications related to Alzheimer ’s disease. Jim was born on October 2, 1928 in Los Angeles, CA, to the late Clarence and Ellen Hetchler Rowland. He was a 1951 graduate of the University of MD, receiving Bachelor’s degrees in History and English. He was a reporter with the Washington Star for 25 years, followed by a 20 year career with the Maryland State Budget Office as a Public Information Officer. During that period he also worked in the Governor’s office for Blair Lee, III and Harry Hughes. Jim was a gifted writer, avid reader and history enthusiast, with a particular passion for American Revolution and Civil War history. He also enjoyed travelling with his companion of 35 years, Mary Ann Porter.