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James CARROLL

(1791-1873)

CARROLL, James, a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., December 2, 1791; was graduated from old St. Mary’s College at Baltimore in 1808; studied law but did not practice; settled on a farm on West River; returned to Baltimore, Md., in 1831; judge of the orphans’ court; trustee of the poor; served as a director of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company and the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Company; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); was not a candidate for renomination in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Maryland in 1844; retired from political life; died in Baltimore, Md., January 16, 1873; interment in St. Paul’s Burying Ground.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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