Services set Sunday for Clarence Mitchell III

October 16, 2012|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

A memorial service for former Maryland legislator Clarence M. Mitchell III, who died Thursday at age 72, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Sharp Street Memorial Church, Dolphin and Etting streets. The family hour begins at 3 p.m.

Mr. Mitchell, who became the nation's youngest black legislator when he was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates at age 22, helped steer a sweeping desegregation measure through the General Assembly.

He was elected to the Maryland Senate in 1966 and served there through 1986.

Due to incorrect information supplied from the funeral home, an earlier version of this obituary gave the incorrect times for the service and family hour. The Sun regrets the error.

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