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September 8, 1991
Gov. William Donald Schaefer recently named Katherine S. McGuirk of Glen Burnie to a six-year term on the Anne Arundel Community College board of trustees.A former classroom teacher in Anne Arundel and Baltimore public schools, McGuirk replaces Verena Voll Linthicum, whostepped down shortly after her July 1 appointment due to personal reasons.McGuirk earned her bachelor of liberal arts degree from St. John's College in Annapolis.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | April 22, 2009
Mary Paige McGuirk, the mother of 15 children who nurtured others while running a dairy operation, died of heart failure Saturday at her Bel Air farm. She was 88. Mary Paige was born in Bellport, N.Y., and raised in New York City. She was a 1938 Brearley School graduate and attended Bryn Mawr College in suburban Philadelphia. In 1941, she married William E. McGuirk. In 1954, she, her husband and their expanding family moved to Marylea Farm in Bel Air. Mrs. McGuirk raised not only her own 15 children, but also many others.
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April 22, 1992
Maryland politics without Harry J. McGuirk? It's sad and hard to believe. His wonderful flair disappeared from the State House hallways with his death Monday at age 68. A living legend has now departed from the scene of his greatest triumphs.Harry McGuirk was an insider's insider. His forte: a legislative deal so complex and so convoluted that only Mr. McGuirk knew all the nuances. Though not a lawyer, he was a better bill draftsman than the staff professionals. He was a better deal-maker than just about anyone, too. And he could do it all with such skill and gentlemanly sophistication that even his opponents marveled at his talents and his courtesy.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,special to the sun | December 16, 2007
On a recent morning, drizzling rain and chilly temperatures failed to halt work at a construction site nestled behind a historic home in Abingdon. Wearing beige overalls and all-weather boots, Derek McGuirk sloshed through mud puddles and wood chips to the end of a 20-foot oak log. Grasping the handles of a foot-long blade, the project foreman shaved bark off the 600-pound log. "I work year round ... snow, rain, or shine," McGuirk, 54, said as a...
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By Marina Sarris and Patrick Gilbert and Marina Sarris and Patrick Gilbert,Staff Writers | April 21, 1992
Harry J. McGuirk, the white-maned gubernatorial aide and legislative magician who was one of Maryland's last old-time Democratic machine leaders, died of a heart attack in a Baltimore parking garage yesterday. He was 68.The former state legislator and longtime leader of South Baltimore's Stonewall Democratic Club was taking a furlough day from the governor's office when he was stricken near his car on the second level of the Hopkins Plaza parking garage.Paramedics took him to University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:30 a.m., said Page Boinest, a spokeswoman for Gov. William Donald Schaefer.
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By Jacques Kelly and Frederick N. Rasmussen and Jacques Kelly and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 23, 2005
William E. McGuirk Jr., a retired banker who was a behind-the-scenes force in Baltimore's business, medical, educational and religious life for nearly 40 years, died Monday evening of heart failure at his Marylea farm near Bel Air. He was 87. As chairman of Mercantile Bankshares Corp., he guided its transformation from a local trust institution to a modern bank and wielded considerable financial power on the numerous boards of which he was a member. He also was a financial adviser to Johns Hopkins Hospital and a Roman Catholic cardinal, and to the publisher of The Sun under the former A.S. Abell Co. -- where he became the last chairman and negotiated its $660 million cash sale in 1986 to Times Mirror.
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By BARRY RASCOVAR | April 26, 1992
Right about now, Harry McGuirk is probably looking down from that Great Political Clubhouse in the sky and nodding his approval. His last student has started to learn some of the lessons the old South Baltimore wizard tried to impart.It makes no difference that William Donald Schaefer is four years older than Mr. McGuirk, who died suddenly last week. Harry was the more mature and more skilled legislative operative. But then, Harry was a sage voice on the legislative scene long before his hair turned so angelic white that a reporter once likened it to meringue.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | April 21, 1992
Harry McGuirk used to deny the origin of his famous nickname, Soft Shoes, but he never denied it very loudly.The name implied a guy who left no tracks, who could sneak around the political back rooms and rearrange things while nobody was looking, and then slip away without leaving the traces of the amateur.Part of him reveled in the name: in politics, power is mostly perceptions, so why not feed the idea that he had connections beyond the imaginings of most rubes? But he knew, too, that the image limited him. Senator Soft Shoes was one thing, but Governor Soft Shoes?
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Staff Writer | April 25, 1992
Friends, family and a throng of public officials past an present gathered yesterday in a modest but beautiful church in Southwest Baltimore to send Harry J. McGuirk on his way."We lost our best friend, our adviser, our confidante," said his son, Bryant McGuirk. "He left behind a very large pair of soft shoes that will never be filled."Known as "Soft Shoes" for his unobtrusive but effective political deal-making, Mr. McGuirk died Monday after suffering a heart attack in a Baltimore parking garage.
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By Marina Sarris and Patrick Gilbert and Marina Sarris and Patrick Gilbert,Staff Writers | April 21, 1992
Harry J. McGuirk, the white-maned gubernatorial aide and legislative magician who was one of Maryland's last old-time Democratic machine leaders, died of a heart attack in a Baltimore parking garage yesterday. He was 68.The former state legislator and longtime leader of South Baltimore's Stonewall Democratic Club was taking a furlough day from the governor's office when he was stricken near his car on the second level of the Hopkins Plaza parking garage.Paramedics took him to University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:30 a.m., said Page Boinest, spokeswoman for Gov. William Donald Schaefer.
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By JACQUES KELLY | February 26, 2005
THIS WEEK'S DEATH of banker William E. McGuirk Jr. reminded me of the summer day 35 years ago when the police shut down Redwood Street and posted guards at the intersections. McGuirk, president of the Mercantile-Safe Deposit and Trust Co., had decided that the time had come to transfer the fortune from the bank's curious collection of brick Victorian buildings, which resembled pudgy little strong boxes, to a central location. The armed trucks rolled back and forth for hours. The bank he inherited had a little urban campus on South Street, at Baltimore Street, around the corner from my grandfather's favorite restaurant, Horn & Horn.
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By Jacques Kelly and Frederick N. Rasmussen and Jacques Kelly and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 23, 2005
William E. McGuirk Jr., a retired banker who was a behind-the-scenes force in Baltimore's business, medical, educational and religious life for nearly 40 years, died Monday evening of heart failure at his Marylea farm near Bel Air. He was 87. As chairman of Mercantile Bankshares Corp., he guided its transformation from a local trust institution to a modern bank and wielded considerable financial power on the numerous boards of which he was a member. He also was a financial adviser to Johns Hopkins Hospital and a Roman Catholic cardinal, and to the publisher of The Sun under the former A.S. Abell Co. -- where he became the last chairman and negotiated its $660 million cash sale in 1986 to Times Mirror.
NEWS
August 12, 2003
On July 30, 2003, ANGELA "Angel" MCGUIRK HINE; beloved wife of Dr. Howard Hine, Jr.; loving mother of Lee Hamilton Hine and his wife Shara; stepmother of Susan Clark; cherished granny of Madison Hine and Hunter Hine; dear sister of Mary Willoughby and Edward J. McGuirk. Also survived by many loving friends. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at the Grace Episcopal Church, located on the corner of Main Street and Brumbaugh Avenue in Elkridge at 11 A.M. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer's Research, 225 W. Michigan Avenue, suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.
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February 24, 1999
The Arlington-based Mills Corp. announced yesterday that it plans to open its more than 200-store Arundel Mills mall by the fall of 2000 near Baltimore-Washington International Airport.County Executive Janet S. Owens will follow through with a commitment made by former County Executive John G. Gary and borrow $28 million this year, starting July 1, to build roads and sewers for the development, said Ron McGuirk, co-leader of Owens' transition team.McGuirk said an analysis of the arrangement shows it is a good deal for the county because the mall will generate millions in tax revenue.
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June 20, 1995
Charlotte MonaghanBuilding firm treasurerCharlotte Frances McGuirk Monaghan, who was one of only three civilians to be awarded the Maryland Meritorious Service Medal by the Maryland National Guard, died Saturday of cancer at her Newfield Road home in Edmondson Heights. She was 52.At her death, Mrs. Monaghan was secretary and treasurer of American Building Contractors Inc., a North Charles Street general contracting firm where she had worked since 1990. Earlier, she had worked for the Building Congress and Exchange, one of the nation's oldest construction associations.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1994
Deaths curtail Upjohn testsTests on humans of a drug considered crucial to Upjohn Co.'s future have been suspended because of unexplained deaths among some U.S. patients, the company announced yesterday.Upjohn, based in Kalamazoo, Mich., said it suspended the clinical trials of the drug Freedox for treatment of head injuries on the recommendation of an independent safety board.The trials, which were 98 percent under way, showed a higher rate of mortality among patients who took the drug compared with patients who received a sugar pill, or placebo.
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By FRANK A. DeFILIPPO | April 26, 1992
Harry McGuirk is dead. So is his political organization.Yet Senator McGuirk's clubhouse still stands: the Stonewall Democratic Club at 1212 South Charles St. in South Baltimore. It is the oldest political club in the state -- dating from 1866 -- and one of the last functioning political clubs in a city that not long ago boasted dozens of them. In the entryway, there are large twin portraits of Stonewall Jackson and (who else?) Harry McGuirk, with his signature hairdo resembling a bowl of whipped egg whites.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | April 22, 2009
Mary Paige McGuirk, the mother of 15 children who nurtured others while running a dairy operation, died of heart failure Saturday at her Bel Air farm. She was 88. Mary Paige was born in Bellport, N.Y., and raised in New York City. She was a 1938 Brearley School graduate and attended Bryn Mawr College in suburban Philadelphia. In 1941, she married William E. McGuirk. In 1954, she, her husband and their expanding family moved to Marylea Farm in Bel Air. Mrs. McGuirk raised not only her own 15 children, but also many others.
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By PETER A. JAY | July 24, 1994
Havre de Grace. -- Harry Hughes, said the late Harry J. McGuirk rather smugly just about 16 years ago, ''is a lost ball in the high grass.'' It was a fine phrase, and Mr. McGuirk savored it. It was fine when he said it because it was both cruel and true, but it's only memorable now because its truth had such a short life.In 1978, Harry Hughes was running for governor in the Democratic primary much the way American Joe Miedusiewski began his campaign this year. He knew he didn't have a chance, but he had some things he wanted to say that weren't getting said, and he thought some of the voters might appreciate a little more variety on the ballot.
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