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About John Lee Carroll, Governor

Deputy clerk and U.S. Commissioner, Office of the Clerk, U.S. District Court, New York, 1858-1861

Maryland Senate, 1868-1876

President of the Maryland Senate, 1874-1876

Governor of Maryland, 1876-1880

Presidential elector, 1893

President, National Society of the Son's of the American Revolution

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John Lee Carroll (September 30, 1830 – February 27, 1911), a member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 37th Governor of Maryland from 1876 to 1880.


Early life


He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Col. Charles Carroll (b.1801) and Mary Diggs Lee (b.1800). Col. Charles Carroll was the great-grandson of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence.


At the age of ten, in 1840, he was sent to Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg. He remained there for two years. After leaving he attended Georgetown University, and then St. Mary's College, in Baltimore, for three years. He then decided to enter the legal profession, and attended Harvard Law School for two terms.


Career


After finishing schooling, he worked as a student lawyer for the law office of Brown and Brune in Baltimore. He was admitted to the bar in 1851. He practiced law in Maryland from 1854 until 1858, when he moved to New York. While in New York, he accepted a position as deputy clerk and United States Commissioner in the office of the clerk of the United States district court. He stayed there until 1861, when he returned to Maryland, where he would live for the rest of his life. When he returned to Maryland, he purchased Doughoregan Manor, the family estate from his older brother Charles Carroll.


He was elected into the Maryland State Senate in 1867 and served two terms. He was elected President of the Senate in 1874.


In 1875 he became the Democratic nominee for Governor of Maryland, opposed by James Morrison Harris. He won by a majority vote of 10,000. He was inaugurated as governor on January 12, 1876.


During the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, Governor Carroll called up the 5th and 6th Regiments of the state militia to stop railroad workers from striking in Cumberland, resulting in riots in Baltimore when the militia attempted to march from their armories to Camden Station. Federal troops were then called in to restore order in Baltimore.


Marriage & children


John was married twice. Firstly, to Anita Phelps (April 23, 1838 – March 24, 1873), daughter of Royal Phelps of New York, on April 24, 1856. They had nine children:

Charles Lee Carroll (October 5, 1857–1858)
Maria Louisa Carroll (b. May 26, 1859); married Comte Jean de Kergorlay of France
Anita Maria Carroll (b. March 28, 1861); married Baron Louis de la Grange of France
Royal Phelps Carroll (b. October 29, 1863)
Charles Carroll (b. January 12, 1865)
Albert Henry Carroll (October 6, 1866–1867)
Mary Irene Carroll (March 3, 1869 – November 8, 1888)
John Lee Carroll (February 26, 1871-c. 1895)
Mary Helen Carroll (b. 1873)

He married secondly to Mary Carter Thompson (1847–1899), daughter of Judge Lucas P. Thompson, in April 1877. They had one son; Philip Acosta Carroll (b. May 10, 1879 – July 1957). Mary Thompson's sister Caroline Thompson was married to John Lee's older brother Charles Carroll (1828-1895). As of 2012, Philip's grandchildren own Doughoregan Manor, the family estate in Howard County.


He died in Washington, D.C. and was buried at the Bonnie Brae Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland.

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John Lee Carroll, Governor's Timeline

1830
September 30, 1830
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
1857
October 5, 1857
Age 27
1859
May 26, 1859
Age 28
1861
March 28, 1861
Age 30
1863
October 29, 1863
Age 33
1865
January 12, 1865
Age 34
1866
October 6, 1866
Age 36
1869
March 3, 1869
Age 38
1871
February 26, 1871
Age 40
1873
1873
Age 42