Jeffrey L. Darsie, an assistant attorney general for Maryland who was also counsel to the state Board of Elections, died April 5 from lung cancer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Bolton Hill resident was 56.
“Jeff was one of the deepest and most nimble thinkers I’ve ever come across,” said John B. “J.B.” Howard Jr., a special assistant attorney general for Maryland and a longtime friend.
“He brought a great deal to his work. He was steeped in literature and the humanities and understood the human condition,” said Mr. Howard, a Roland Park resident who became friends with Mr. Darsie when both were students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“He was an...