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Wednesday’s Trivia Question


Get excited: Maryland Matters will be hosting a Maryland history and politics trivia contest on Tuesday evening, March 27, upstairs at Stan & Joe’s Saloon, 37 West St., Annapolis. It’ll cost just $10 to participate. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the contest begins at 7 p.m.

Save the date…and click here to RSVP.

Please make your contribution ‘In Honor of Trivia Night’ to reserve your space.

We’ll provide more details in the days ahead. But you might want to start boning up on your Maryland and political history. And plan to invite your friends!

We’ll be asking a trivia question each day to get you in practice. Here’s the question we posted Tuesday:




This four-term Maryland governor won his first election by 165 votes and the rest were won by landslides. He was credited with bringing Maryland into the progressive era and modernizing state government. You might think of him when you drive through Glen Burnie.

The answer: Albert Ritchie

And now, the next question:

Born in Baltimore, this lawyer and political activist served as U.S. secretary of the Navy and later founded the FBI. Extra point if you can name his great-uncle.

Check this space Thursday for the answer — and the next question! And please make plans to join us on the 27th.