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Donald B. W. Messenger

Donald B. W. Messenger, American lawyer. Bar: Maryland, 1960, District of Columbia, 1964.


  • Messenger, Donald B. W. was born on September 11, 1935 in Federalsburg, Maryland, United States. Son of Henry B. and Esther (White) Messenger.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Washington College, 1957. Bachelor of Laws, Doctor of Laws, Washington & Lee University, 1960. Postgraduate, Georgetown University, 1985.


    • Attorney Duckett, Orem & Christie, Hyattsville, Maryland, 1960-1964, Burgess, Cassidy & Messenger, Upper Marlboro, 1964-1968, Messenger & Lynch, Beltsville, 1968-1975, Messenger, Lynch & Miller, Beltsville, 1975-1980, Messenger, Lynch, Hills & Miller, Beltsville, 1980-1985, Messenger & Associates, P.A., Beltsville, 1985-1997, Messenger & Callahan PA, since 1997. President, general counsel Consumer Real Estate Title, Inc., Beltsville, since 1984. Faculty Prince George's Community College, Largo, Maryland, 1975-1985.

      Lecturer real estate, 1995. Chairman Consumer Protection Agency, Upper Marlboro, 1972-1976. Attorney Prince George's Election Board, Upper Marlboro, 1968-1970.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Maryland, 1960, District of Columbia, 1964.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Chairman Howard County Republican Center Committee, Ellicott City, Maryland, 1980-1984. Member Prince George's Center Committee, Upper Marlboro, 1968-1972. Secretary-treasurer Laurel-Beltsville Community Hospital, 1984-1986.

    Chairman Ronald Reagan Campaign, Howard County, 1980. Member Howard County Board Tax Appeals, 1992. Member Howard County Board Zoning Appeals, since 1996.

    Sergeant United States Army, 1960. Member Beltsville Rotary (president 1991-1992), Eastern Shore Society (historian, vice president 1985-1992, president 1992-1993), American Legion, Corridor Chamber of Commerce, James Macgill American Inns of Court, Washington Suburban Society Bluebook.



    Collecting political memorabilia, coaching high school lacrosse, golf, handball.


    • Married Barbara Beard Beall, August 15, 1960. Children: Colleen Beall Baldwin, Melanie Dorsey Davis.
    • father: Henry B. Messenger
    • mother: Esther (White) Messenger
    • spouse: Barbara Beard Beall
    • children: Colleen Beall Baldwin Messenger
    • Melanie Dorsey Davis Messenger
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    Born September 11, 1935