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William C. Cozzens, Governor (1811 - 1876)

[From Historical Ncyclopedia of Illinois By Newton Bateman, Paul Selby]: William Cole Cozzens (August 26, 1811 – December 17, 1876) was an American politician and the 28th Governor of Rh...

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Gov. William Sprague,US Senator MP (1830 - 1915)

) William Sprague IV (September 12, 1830 – September 11, 1915) was the 27th Governor of the U.S. state of Rhode Island from 1860–1863, and U.S. Senator from 1863-1875. He participated i...

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Thomas G. Turner, Governor (1810 - 1875)

Thomas Goodwin Turner (October 24, 1810 – January 3, 1875) was an American politician and businessman who was the 26th Governor of Rhode Island 1859-1860. Early life Turner was born in...

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William W. Hoppin, Governor (1807 - 1880)

William Warner Hoppin (September 1, 1807 – April 18, 1880) was the 24th Governor of Rhode Island from 1854 to 1857. Early life Hoppin was a native of Providence, Rhode Island. He gradu...

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Francis M. Dimond, Governor (1796 - 1859)

Francis M. Dimond (June 6, 1796 – April 12, 1859) was an American politician and the 23rd Governor of Rhode Island. He was born in Bristol, Rhode Island on June 6, 1796. During his youth, ...

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Elisha Harris, Governor (1791 - 1861)

Elisha Harris (September 8, 1791 – February 1, 1861) of Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island, was Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, 1846–47 and the 20th Governor of Rhode Island 1847&...

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Byron Diman, Governor (1795 - 1865)

Byron Diman (August 5, 1795 – August 1, 1865) was an American politician, 19th Governor of Rhode Island Diman was born in Bristol, Rhode Island on August 5, 1795. He worked in a counting-h...

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Charles Jackson, Governor (1797 - 1876)

) Charles Jackson (March 4, 1797 – January 21, 1876) was the 18th Governor of Rhode Island from 1845-46. Jackson was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and graduated from Brown University, ...

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Thomas Wilson Dorr, Governor (extralegal) (1805 - 1854)

Thomas Wilson Dorr (November 5, 1805 – December 27, 1854), was American politician and reformer, best known for leading the Dorr Rebellion. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son...

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Samuel Ward King, Governor (1786 - 1851)

Samuel Ward King (May 23, 1786 – January 20, 1851) was the 15th Governor of Rhode Island from 1839 to 1843. King was born in Johnston, Providence County, Rhode Island to William Borden Kin...

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William Sprague III, Governor, U.S. Senator (1799 - 1856)

William Sprague, also known as William III or William Sprague III (November 3, 1799 – October 19, 1856), was a politician and industrialist from the U.S. state of Rhode Island, serving as the ...

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William C. Gibbs, Governor (1789 - 1871)

William Channing Gibbs (February 10, 1789 – February 24, 1871) was the tenth Governor of Rhode Island from 1821 to 1824. Early life Gibbs was born in Newport, Rhode Island, the son of ...

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Nehemiah R. Knight, Governor, U.S. Senator (1780 - 1854)

Nehemiah Rice Knight (December 31, 1780 – April 18, 1854) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Cranston, he attended the common schools. In 1802 he was a member of the Rhode ...

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William Jones, Governor (1753 - 1822)

) William Jones (October 8, 1753 – April 22, 1822) was the eighth Governor of Rhode Island from 1811 to 1817. He was a Federalist. Early life Jones was born in Newport, Rhode Island, i...

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Isaac Wilbour, Governor (1763 - 1837)

Isaac Wilbour (April 25, 1763 – October 4, 1837) was an American politician from Rhode Island holding several offices, including the sixth Governor of the state. Wilbour was born in Little...

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Henry Smith, Governor (1766 - 1818)

) Henry Smith (February 10, 1766 - June 28, 1818) was the fifth Governor of Rhode Island from October 15, 1805 to May 7, 1806. Elected to the state senate in 1803, he succeeded to the governorship on...

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John Collins (1717 - 1795)

) John Collins (June 8, 1717[1] – March 4, 1795), was the third Governor of the U.S. state of Rhode Island, born in Newport, the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Collins. He stood forth as a ...

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Nicholas Cooke (1716 - 1782)

Rhode Island Governor. Nicholas was born to Daniel Cooke and his wife Mary Power. Early in his life he became a very prominent and prosperous sea captain and later a successful merchant. On September...

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Elisha Dyer, Jr., Governor (1839 - 1906)

. Elisha Dyer, Jr. (November 29, 1839 – November 29, 1906) was a Rhode Island politician who was 45th Governor of Rhode Island from 1897 to 1900. He was the son of Elisha Dyer, Governor of Rho...

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Elisha Dyer, Governor (1811 - 1890)

Elisha Dyer (July 20, 1811 - May 17, 1890) was an American politician and the 25th Governor of Rhode Island. Early life Dyer was born in Providence, Rhode Island on July 20, 1811. He graduate...

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Robert P. Casey, Governor (1932 - 2000)

Robert Patrick "Bob" Casey, Sr. (January 9, 1932—May 30, 2000) was an American politician from Pennsylvania. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 42nd Governor of Pennsylvania fr...

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William Scranton, Governor, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations MP (1917 - 2013)

William Warren Scranton (born July 19, 1917) is a former U.S. Republican Party politician. Scranton served as the 38th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1963 to 1967. From 1976 to 1977, he served as Unit...

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George M. Leader, Governor MP

George Michael Leader (born January 17, 1918) served as the 36th Governor of Pennsylvania from January 18, 1955 until January 20, 1959. He is a member of the Democratic Party, and a native of York Co...

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John C. Bell, Jr., Governor (1892 - 1974)

. John Cromwell Bell, Jr. (October 25, 1892 – March 21, 1974) was an American lawyer, politician, and judge. He was the 18th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania (1943–1947) before bec...

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Edward Martin, Governor, U.S. Senator (1879 - 1967)

) Edward Martin (September 18, 1879 – March 19, 1967) was an American lawyer and Republican party politician from Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. Martin was born at Ten Mile, Pennsylvania in 187...

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Arthur James, Governor (1883 - 1973)

) Arthur Horace James (July 14, 1883 – April 27, 1973) was an American lawyer, politician, and judge. A Republican, he served as the 14th Lieutenant Governor (1927-1931) and the 31st Governor ...

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John Stuchell Fisher, Governor (1867 - 1940)

John Stuchell Fisher (May 25, 1867 – June 25, 1940) was Pennsylvania's 29th Governor, a Republican. Life and career Fisher was born in South Mahoning Township, Pennsylvania, in 1867. F...

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George Earle, III, Governor (1890 - 1974)

George Howard Earle III (December 5, 1890 – December 30, 1974) was an American politician. He was a member of the prominent Earle family. Earle served as the U.S. Minister to Austria from 1933...

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William Cameron Sproul, Governor (1870 - 1928)

William Cameron Sproul (September 16, 1870 – March 21, 1928) was the 27th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1919 to 1923. He was born near Octoraro and Andrew's Bridge, Colerain Township, Lancas...

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Martin Grove Brumbaugh (1862 - 1930)

Governor Pennsylvania Martin Grove Brumbaugh (1862-1930) January 15, 1915 - January 21, 1919 Republican Martin Grove Brumbaugh was Pennsylvania's World War I governor. Ironically, Brumbaugh c...

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John K. Tener, Governor (1802 - 1879)

John Kinley Tener (July 25, 1863 – May 19, 1946) was a Major League baseball player and executive and, from 1911 to 1915, served as the 25th Governor of Pennsylvania. Biography John ...

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Edwin Sydney Stuart, Governor (1853 - 1937)

Edwin Sydney Stuart (December 28, 1853 – March 21, 1937) was a Republican American politician who served as the Mayor of Philadelphia from 1891 to 1895 and as the 24th Governor of Pennsylvania...

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William A. Stone, Governor (1846 - 1920)

William Alexis Stone (April 18, 1846 – March 1, 1920) was the 22nd Governor of Pennsylvania from 1899 to 1903. Early life Stone was born in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. In 1864, Stone enli...

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William J. Stone, Governor, U.S. Senator (1848 - 1918)

William Joel Stone (May 7, 1848 – April 14, 1918) was a Democratic politician from Missouri who represented his state in the United States House of Representatives from 1885 to 1891, and in th...

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Daniel H. Hastings, Governor (1849 - 1903)

Daniel Hartman Hastings (February 26, 1849 – January 9, 1903) was the 21st Governor of Pennsylvania from 1895 to 1899. Although he was only 12 years old at the outbreak of the American Civil W...

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Brevet Brig. General James A. Beaver (USA), Governor (1837 - 1914)

James Addams Beaver (October 21, 1837 – January 31, 1914) was an American politician who served as the 20th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1887 to 1891. He also served as the acting president o...

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Robert E. Pattison, Governor (1850 - 1904)

Robert Emory Pattison (December 8, 1850 – August 1, 1904) was the 19th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1883 to 1887 and 1891 to 1895. Life and career Born at Quantico in Somerset County,...

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Brevet Brig. General Henry M. Hoyt, Sr. (USA), Governor MP (1830 - 1892)

Henry Martyn Hoyt, Sr. (June 8, 1830 – December 1, 1892) was the 18th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1879 to 1883, as well as a general in the Union army during the American Civil War. Early ...

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Brevet Maj. General John F. Hartranft (USA), Governor MP (1830 - 1889)

John Frederick Hartranft (December 16, 1830 – October 17, 1889) was the 17th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1873 to 1879 and a Union Major General who received the Medal of Honor for his action...

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William F. Packer, Governor (1806 - 1870)

William Fisher Packer (April 2, 1807 – September 27, 1870) was the 14th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1858 to 1861. His father was James Packer from Chester County, Pennsylvania and his mother...

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James Pollock, Governor (1810 - 1890)

James Pollock (September 11, 1810 – April 19, 1890) was the 13th Governor of the State of Pennsylvania from 1855 to 1858. Political career James Pollock graduated from the College of...

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William F. Johnston, Governor (1808 - 1872)

William Freame Johnston (November 29, 1808 – October 25, 1872) was the 11th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1848 to 1852. A lawyer by training, Johnston became district attorney of Westmorelan...

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Joseph Ritner, Governor (1780 - 1869)

Joseph Ritner (March 25, 1780 – October 16, 1869) was the eighth Governor of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, elected as a member of the Anti-Masonic Party. He was elected Governor of Pennsyl...

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George Wolf (1777 - 1840)

Pennsylvania's first statewide public school system began with the administration of Governor George Wolf. Born in Northampton County August 12, 1777, he was the son of George, a Lutheran German immigr...

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John Andrew Shulze, Governor (1774 - 1852)

John Andrew Shulze (July 19, 1774 – November 18, 1852) was a Pennsylvania political leader and the sixth Governor of Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Muhlenberg family political dynasty. ...

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William Findlay, Governor, U.S. Senator (1768 - 1846)

) William Findlay (June 20, 1768 – November 12, 1846) was the fourth Governor of Pennsylvania from 1817 to 1820, and was later a United States Senator. Biography He was born in Mercers...

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Gov. David Campbell (c.1779 - 1859)

The subject of this sketch was the eldest son of John Campbell and Elizabeth McDonald, his wife, of Hall's Bottom, Washington County, Virginia, and was born on the 2d of August, 1779, at Royal Oak ...

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William Donald Schaefer, Governor (1921 - 2011)

William Donald Schaefer (November 2, 1921 – April 18, 2011) was an American politician who served in public office for 50 years at both the state and local level in Maryland. A Democrat, he wa...

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Blair Lee, III (1916 - 1985)

Blair Lee III (May 19, 1916 – October 25, 1985) was an American Democratic politician. He served as the Secretary of State of Maryland from 1969 to 1971. He was Lieutenant Governor of Maryland...

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Spiro T. Agnew, 39th Vice President of the USA MP (1918 - 1996)

Spiro Agnew was the 39th United States Vice President, Maryland Governor. A Maryland lawyer and executive of Baltimore County, he was elected governor of Maryland in a three-way race in 1966. He served...

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J. Millard Tawes, Governor (1894 - 1979)

John Millard Tawes (April 8, 1894 – June 25, 1979), a member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 54th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1959 to 1967. He remains the onl...

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Theodore Roosevelt McKeldin (1900 - 1974)

Political Affiliation Republican Mayor of Baltimore 1943-1947, Governor of Maryland 1951-1959, Mayor of Baltimore 1963-1967 SSDI ------------------------------------------------------------------...

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Harry W. Nice, Governor (1877 - 1941)

Harry Whinna Nice (December 5, 1877 – February 25, 1941), a member of the United States Republican Party, was the 50th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1935 to 1939. Harry Ni...

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Albert Ritchie, Governor (1876 - 1936)

Albert Cabell Ritchie (August 29, 1876 – February 24, 1936), a member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 49th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1920 to 1935. Ritchie c...

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Emerson C. Harrington, Governor (1864 - 1945)

Emerson Columbus Harrington (March 26, 1864 – December 15, 1945) was the 48th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1916 to 1920. He also served as Comptroller of the Maryland Treasur...

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Phillips Lee Goldsborough, Governor, U.S. Senator (1865 - 1946)

Phillips Lee Goldsborough I (August 6, 1865 – October 22, 1946), was a Republican member of the United States Senate representing State of Maryland from 1929 to 1935. He was also the 47th Gove...

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Austin L. Crothers, Governor (1860 - 1912)

Austin Lane Crothers (May 17, 1860 – May 25, 1912), a member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 46th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1908 to 1912. Early life and...

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John Scott (1824 - d.)

"John Scott, son of John Scott and Eliza Skelly, was born April 14th, 1824...he attended Franklin College, New Athens, Ohio in the summer of 1841. Later he studied law and was atmitted to the bar in th...

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Edwin Warfield, Governor (1848 - 1920)

Edwin Warfield (May 7, 1848 – March 31, 1920), a member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 45th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1904 to 1908. Early life Edwi...

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Lloyd Lowndes, Jr., Governor (1845 - 1905)

. Lloyd Lowndes, Jr. (February 21, 1845 – January 8, 1905), a member of the United States Republican Party, was the 43rd Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1896 to 1900 and a membe...

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Frank Brown, Governor (1846 - 1920)

) Frank Brown (August 8, 1846 – February 3, 1920), a member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 42nd Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1892 to 1896. Born in 1846 in Syk...

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Elihu Emory Jackson, Governor (1837 - 1907)

Elihu Emory Jackson (November 3, 1837 – December 27, 1907), a member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 41st Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1888 to 1892. He was bor...

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Henry Lloyd (1852 - 1920)

) Henry Lloyd (February 21, 1852 – December 30, 1920) was the 40th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1885 to 1888. He was born in 1852 in Dorchester County, Maryland and died in 1...

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Gov. Robert M McLane, Ambassador MP (1815 - 1898)

McLANE, Robert Milligan, (1815 - 1898) McLANE, Robert Milligan, (son of Louis McLane), a Representative from Maryland; born in Wilmington, Del., June 23, 1815; attended private schools in Wilmington,...

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William T. Hamilton, Governor, U.S. Senator (1820 - 1888)

William Thomas Hamilton (September 8, 1820 – October 26, 1888), a member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 38th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1880 to 1884. He als...

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John Lee Carroll, Governor (1830 - 1911)

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...

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James Black Groome, Governor, U.S. Senator (1838 - 1893)

James Black Groome (April 4, 1838 – October 5, 1893), a member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 36th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1874 to 1876. He was also a me...

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William Pinkney Whyte, Governor, U.S. Senator (1824 - 1908)

William Pinkney Whyte (August 9, 1824 – March 17, 1908), a member of the United States Democratic Party, was a politician who served the State of Maryland as a State Delegate, the State Comptr...

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Oden Bowie, Governor (1826 - 1894)

Oden Bowie (November 10, 1826 – December 4, 1894), a member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 34th Governor of the State of Maryland in the United States from 1869 to 1872. Ch...

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Thomas Swann, Governor MP (1809 - 1883)

Thomas Swann (February 3, 1809–July 24, 1883) was an American politician. Initially a Know-Nothing, and later a Democrat, he served as mayor of Baltimore (1856–1860), as the 33rd Governor...

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Augustus Bradford, Governor (1806 - 1881)

Augustus Williamson Bradford (January 9, 1806– March 1, 1881), a Democrat, was the 32nd Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1862 to 1866. He served as governor during the Civil War ...

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Thomas Holliday Hicks, Governor, U.S. Senator (1798 - 1865)

Thomas Holliday Hicks (September 2, 1798 – February 14, 1865) was an American politician from Maryland. He served as the 31st Governor of Maryland from 1858 until 1862, and as a U.S. Senator f...

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Thomas Watkins Ligon, Governor (1810 - 1881)

Thomas Watkins Ligon (May 10, 1810 – January 12, 1881), a Democrat, was the 30th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1854 to 1858. He also a member of the United States House of Rep...

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Enoch Louis Lowe, Governor (1820 - 1892)

Enoch Louis Lowe (August 10, 1820 – August 23, 1892) served as the 29th Governor of the state of Maryland in the United States from 1851 to 1854. Early life He was the only child of Br...

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Philip Francis Thomas, Gov., US Sec'y of the Treasury (1810 - 1890)

Philip Francis Thomas (September 12, 1810 – October 2, 1890) was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Easton, Maryland, he graduated from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania in 1830. H...

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Thomas Pratt, Governor, U.S. Senator (1804 - 1869)

Thomas George Pratt (February 18, 1804 – November 9, 1869) was a lawyer and politician from Annapolis, Maryland. He was the 27th Governor of Maryland from 1845 to 1848 and a U.S. Senator from ...

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Francis Thomas, Governor (1799 - 1876)

Francis Thomas (February 3, 1799 – January 22, 1876) was a Maryland politician who served as the 26th Governor of Maryland from 1842–1844. He also served as a United States Representati...

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William Grason, Governor (1788 - 1868)

William Grason (March 11, 1788 – July 2, 1868) served as the 25th Governor of the state of Maryland in the United States from 1839 to 1842. Grason also served as a member of the Maryland House...

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Thomas Ward Veazey MP (1774 - 1842)

Thomas Ward Veazey served as Governor of the State of Maryland from 1836 to 1839. He received his early education in Cecil County but later went to Washington College, where he graduated in 1795. Aft...

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James Thomas, Governor (1785 - 1845)

) James Thomas (March 11, 1785 – December 25, 1845) served as the 23rd Governor of the state of Maryland in the United States from 1833 to 1836. He practiced medicine and served as judge in se...

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Thomas King Carroll, Governor (1793 - 1873)

Thomas King Carroll (April 29, 1793 – October 3, 1873) served as the 21st Governor of the state of Maryland in the United States from 1830 to 1831. He also served as a judge, and in the Maryla...

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Daniel Martin, Governor (1780 - 1831)

) Daniel Martin (c.1780 – June 11, 1831) served as the 20th Governor of the state of Maryland in the United States from 1829 to January 3, 1830, and from January 3, 1831 until his death. He al...

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Joseph Kent, Governor, U.S. Senator (1779 - 1837)

He married first cousins. Joseph Kent (January 14, 1779 – November 24, 1837), a Whig, was a United States Senator from Maryland, serving from 1833 until his death in 1837. He also served in ...

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Samuel Stevens, Jr., Governor (1778 - 1860)

. Samuel Stevens, Jr. (July 13, 1778 – February 7, 1860) served as the 18th Governor of the state of Maryland in the United States from 1822 to 1826. He intermittently represented Talbot Count...

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Samuel Sprigg, Governor (1783 - 1855)

Samuel Sprigg (c.1783– April 21, 1855) served as the 17th Governor of the state of Maryland in the United States from 1819 to 1822. Background Samuel Sprigg was probably born in Prince...

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Gov. Charles Goldsborough (1765 - 1834)

Charles Goldsborough (July 15, 1765 – December 13, 1834) served as the 16th Governor of the state of Maryland in the United States in 1819. Goldsborough was born at "Hunting Creek", near C...

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Gov. Charles Ridgely of Hampton (1760 - 1829)

Charles Carnan Ridgely (December 6, 1760 – July 17, 1829) was born Charles Ridgely Carnan. He is also known as Charles Ridgely of Hampton. He served as the 15th Governor of the state of Maryla...

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Robert Wright, Governor, U.S. Senator (1752 - 1826)

) Robert Wright (November 20, 1752 – September 7, 1826) was an American politician. Wright was born at Narborough, near Chestertown, Maryland, attended the common schools, and the Kent Fre...

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Robert Bowie, 11th Governor of Maryland MP (1750 - 1818)

Robert Bowie (March 1750 – January 8, 1818) served as the 11th Governor of the state of Maryland in the United States, from 1803 to 1806, and from 1811 to 1812. He was the third child born...

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John Henry, Governor, U.S. Senator (1750 - 1798)

) John Henry (November 1750 – December 16, 1798) was the eighth Governor of Maryland and member of the United States Senate. He was born near Vienna in Dorchester County, Maryland. He was ...

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James Brice, Governor (1746 - 1801)

James Brice (August 26, 1746 – July 11, 1801) was an American planter, lawyer, and politician from Annapolis, Maryland. He was Governor of Maryland in 1792, and one of the largest land owners ...

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Governor George Plater (c.1735 - 1792)

The DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood published in 1895 states he was "of the Maryland Covention, member of the First Congress and second governor of Maryland." George ...

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Governor Thomas Sim Lee MP (1745 - 1819)

Thomas Sim Lee (October 29, 1745 – November 9, 1819) was an American planter and statesman of Frederick County, Maryland. Although not a signatory to the Declaration of Independence, the Artic...

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Major General Sidney McMath (USMC), Governor MP (1912 - 2003)

Sidney Sanders McMath (June 14, 1912 – October 4, 2003) was a decorated U.S. Marine, attorney and the 34th Governor of Arkansas (1949–1953) who, in defiance of his state's political est...

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Henry S. Foote, Governor, U.S. Senator (c.1804 - 1880)

-------------------- Henry Stuart Foote (February 28, 1804 – May 20, 1880) was a United States Senator from Mississippi from 1847 to 1852 and Governor of Mississippi from 1852 to 1854. H...

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Murphy J. Foster, Sr. (1849 - 1921)

Murphy J. Foster personified Bourbonism: paternalistic and protective of the Democratic Party. Foster was part of the codification of "Jim Crow" to separate blacks and whites in daily life. He was part...

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