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Charles Goldsborough, III, Gov.

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Cambridge, Maryland
Death: December 13, 1834 (69)
Shoal Creek, Cambridge, MA, USA
Place of Burial: Cambridge, MA, USA
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Son of Charles Goldsborough, Jr. and Anna Maria Goldsborough
Husband of Sarah Yerbury Goldsborough and Elizabeth Goldsborough
Father of Caroline Fitzhugh Dandridge; Richard Tilghman Goldsborough; Sen. William Tilghman Goldsborough; Charles Y. Goldsborough; John McDowell Goldsborough and 4 others
Brother of William Tilghman Goldsborough

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About Charles Goldsborough, III, Gov.

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 Cambridge, Maryland, and pursued an academic course. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1784 and began to study law. In 1790, he was admitted to the bar, and early on held several local political offices. He was also a member of the Maryland State Senate from 1791 to 1795 and later from 1799 to 1801

Goldsborough was elected as a Federalist to the Ninth and to the five succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1805 to March 3, 1817. He later served as Governor of Maryland in 1818 and 1819. In 1820, he retired from public life and moved to his estate near Cambridge. He died at "Shoal Creek" near Cambridge, and is interred there at Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery.

Charles Goldsborough was the great-grandfather of Thomas Alan Goldsborough and Winder Laird Henry.

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Charles Goldsborough, III, Gov.'s Timeline

July 15, 1765
Cambridge, Maryland
October 20, 1794
Age 29
November 15, 1796
Age 31
Age 42
Dorchester County, Maryland
March 31, 1813
Age 47
Age 54
Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland, United States
Age 60
December 13, 1834
Age 69
Cambridge, MA, USA