Carlton Ralph Sickles (1921-2004) was an American lawyer and a Congressman from Maryland's at-large district.
Sickles was born on June 15, 1921 in Hamden, Connecticut. After graduating from Georgetown in 1943, Sickles entered the U.S. Army and served until the end of World War II. He returned home to study law and was admitted to the bar in 1948. In addition to practicing law, Sickles taught at the Georgetown University Law School (1960-1966), and served in the Maryland state House of Delegates (1955-1962). He was instrumental in the creation of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
In 1962 Sickles ran for the U.S. Congress as a Democrat and won. He served two terms in the House from 1963 to 1967. In 1966 he ran for Governor of Maryland, but lost. In 1967 he was a delegate to Maryland's Constitutional Convention. He died from heart problems on January 17, 2004 at his home in Bethesda and is buried in the George Washington Cemetery at Adelphi, Maryland. The Carlton R. Sickles Memorial Sky Bridge is named after him.
This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Preceded by: No one U.S. Congressman, Maryland At-Large District 1963 - 1967 Succeeded by: Gilbert Gude (representing the 8th district)