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The Montgomery County Committee for Fair Representation was founded in 1960 as a local arm of the State Committee for Fair Representation. Its purpose was to bring about a change in the system of apportionment in the Maryland General Assembly. The Committee disbanded in 1968. Its records relate to reapportionment in Maryland, the 1962 Court of Appeals decision on reapportionment, and the 1964 U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding reapportionment.
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The Montgomery County Committee for Fair Representation records covers the period form 1960 to 1968. Important subjects are reapportionment in Maryland, 1963 Court of Appeals decision for reapportionment and the 1964 U. S. Supreme Court decision for re- Apportionment. Among the correspondents are Gloria Cole; Charles Docter; Jesse L. Maury, Maryland Committee for Fair Representation; Montgomery County Citizens for the Proposed Constitution; Alfred L. Scanlan.
The Montgomery County Committee for Fair Representation was founded in 1960, as a local arm of the Maryland Committee for Fair Representation. Its purpose was to bring about a change in the system of apportionment in the Maryland General Assembly, especially striving to gain more adequate representation for Montgomery County. The Committee undertook an active campaign for reapportionment which included legal action. It was involved in a 1962 Court of Appeals case which ruled in their favor. However, most of their goals were not met until 1964, when the United States Supreme Court decided in favor of reapportionment in Maryland. The committee continued meeting until 1968, when it folded and distributed its remaining funds to other civic organizations.
The papers of the Montgomery County Committee for Fair Representation were deposited with the University of Maryland Archives on October 24, 1973 by Gloria Cole and Charles Docter.
Part of the Special Collections and University Archives