Edward McClaine - Booster
Inducted in 1983
After graduation from Delmar High Ed attended the Wilmington Trade School to become a master electrician in 1937. In 1938 he was petitioned into the Delmar Masonic Lodge #201 and became their youngest Master Mason in 1937.Ed joined the Delmar Fire Department in 1941, where he served on many committees and as president at times. He sat on the committee to build anew fire house in 1987 and elected into the Delmar Fire Fighters Hall of Fame.
In 1969 Ed was appointed Justice of the Peace for the State of Maryland, which he served for ten years. He was presented with an award from Governor Mandel for his accomplishments. In 1983-84 he served as town manager, and from 1976 to 1983 he served as Maryland Town Commissioner. From 1989-1991 he served as deputy mayor, In 1987 he was selected as Delmar Man of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce.
In 1983 Ed received a Governor's citation for 40 years service in the fire department. That same year he received another Governor's citation for his work on the Maryland Municipal League, and the Legislative Action Committee. Ed was known for his photographic memory the prompted the Delaware Governor once say he wanted to take him back to Dover with him. After working for the railroad for forty years, he retired in 1977.
Ed was an active participant and biggest booster of the Delmar Railroaders baseball team and earned his induction in 1983 as a Booster of baseball of all ages.