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Charles 'Mike' Preston, attorney, dies

Charles 'Mike' Preston, attorney, dies

Charles Michael “Mike” Preston, an attorney who practiced in Westminster, died of cancer Dec. 6 at his Manchester home. He was 73.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Hampden, he was the son of Carlton E. “Bud” Preston, who owned Preston Oil and was later a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. executive, and his wife, Jennette Baker, a department store sales associate.

He was a 1963 graduate of the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, where he played lacrosse. He earned a bachelor’s degree from what was then called Western Maryland College and was a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law School.

Mr. Preston had been a law clerk to Carroll County Circuit Judge E. O....