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O. James Lighthizer is an American politician and a Democrat who served as County Executive of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, from 1982-1990.

Prior to serving as County Executive, Lighthizer was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1979-1982.
After his term ended, Lighthizer served as the Secretary of Transportation to Governor William Donald Schaefer form 1991-1995. Since leaving state service, Lighthizer has served as the President of the Civil War Preservation Trust since 1999.
In December 2004, Lighthizer was appointed by Governor Bob Ehrlich to co-chair the Task Force on Traffic Capacity Across the Chesapeake Bay.
In November 2008, Jim Lighthizer and the Civil War Preservation Trust were featured in a Washington Post Magazine article » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Civil War Trust buys Lee's base, impacts Gettysburg economy
2014-07-01
"This will be our gift to the American public," said James Lighthizer, trust president, to a crowd of more than 100 who gathered Tuesday morning for the announcement made just yards from the small, stone house on Buford Avenue where Lee made his ...
(Evening Sun (subscription))
  1. Civil War Trust Launches National Campaign To Preserve Robert E. Lee's ...

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Civil War Trust honors Midstate preservationists
2014-06-02
FRANKLIN – The nation's largest Civil War battlefield preservation group gave its annual top honors to state Deputy House Speaker Steve McDaniel, the city of Franklin and Murfreesboro's Stones River National Battlefield. Civil War Trust President James ...
(The Tennessean)
  1. Wilderness 'Donut Hole' Land Donated To Civil War Trust

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New website offers fresh view of Gettysburg Address
2013-11-12
“This new website will enable people to remember, honor and experience the Gettysburg Address in a manner never before presented,” Civil War Trust president James Lighthizer said in a statement, “by focusing not only on its history, but also ...
(The Free Lance-Star)
  1. Civil War Trust unveils Gettysburg Address Web site

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Walmart store that stirred outcry opens today in Orange
2013-07-10
The decision was hailed by battlefield protectors, who called Walmart's decision an example of retailers working with preservationists to find common ground. Civil War Trust President James Lighthizer said the decision “was proof positive that historic ...
(Richmond Times Dispatch)
  1. Wal-Mart store opening near Va. Civil War battlefield

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150 years later since bloodies day in American...
2012-09-17
“It's a remarkable success story of historic preservation,” said O. James Lighthizer, president of the Civil War Trust. “Antietam is the best-preserved Civil War battlefield east of Shiloh” in western Tennessee. The prospects for Antietam's ...
(Royal Oak Daily Tribune)
  1. On 150th anniversary of battle, Antietam looks much like it did during Civil War
  2. 150 years later since bloodiest day in American military history

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Civil War Trust fights subdivision opposite national park entrance
2012-08-22
“We believe that building the Telegraph Hill access road at this location would be inconsisten with both the City's immediate goals as well as its longstanding tradition of thoughtful stewardship,” trust President O. James Lighthizer wrote Greenlaw ...
(Fredericksburg.com (blog))
  1. Subdivision plans near Fredericksburg battlefield concern preservationists