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Baltimore Sun's 2018 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honorees: Mark and Patricia Joseph

Baltimore Sun's 2018 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honorees: Mark and Patricia Joseph

Mark and Patricia Joseph met almost immediately after he moved to Baltimore for a clerkship with a federal judge after law school. Not knowing anyone in town, he went for dinner at the apartment of the cousin of a friend, who promptly suggested that he go downstairs on the pretense of borrowing a cup of sugar to check out the girls in the apartment below. One of them caught his eye: Patricia, who had come here after college for a job a the Social Security Administration. After dinner, Mark went back downstairs to return the cup — and to ask her out. But she was not fond of the guy upstairs, and Mark suffered dislike by association. But he persisted, her roommate insisted, and he manged to...

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