Paul Sarbanes

Baltimore Sun's 2019 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: Paul S. Sarbanes

Baltimore Sun's 2019 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: Paul S. Sarbanes

Not long after a 33-year-old Baltimore lawyer declared his candidacy for the Maryland House of Delegates, The Sun’s editorial board looked the political newcomer over and decided he might amount to something someday. Calling his a “candidacy of more than routine interest,” The Sun decided that Paul S. Sarbanes, a Salisbury native, Princeton Phi Beta Kappa, Rhodes Scholar, Harvard Law honors graduate and former assistant to John F. Kennedy’s top economic adviser had distinguished himself by choosing to run for a seat in General Assembly’s lower chamber instead of “seeking high elective office.” How refreshing to witness “such a display of political modesty,” The Sun observed in an...

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