Ken Ulman

Granville 'Sonny' Wehland, Howard County highways official, dies

Granville 'Sonny' Wehland, Howard County highways official, dies

Granville Warren “Sonny” Wehland, a retired Howard County highways chief and longtime active member of the Maryland Democratic Party, died of a stroke March 18 at Lighthouse Senior Living in Ellicott City. He was 83.

“Sonny Wehland served the citizens of Howard County with distinction. His work was critical in the early days of Columbia, as Howard County evolved to charter government and the creation of a new planned city in its midst,” said former Howard County Executive Ken Ulman.

“Sonny exemplified the enlightened public servant and citizen as he fought for equality of all of our citizens,” said Mr. Ulman. “Sonny was a friend to me, and someone I looked to for guidance...

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