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Thomas CULBRETH

(1786-1843)

CULBRETH, Thomas, a Representative from Maryland; born in Kent County, Del., eight miles northeast of Greensboro, Md., April 13, 1786; attended the public schools and studied under private tutors; moved to Denton, Caroline County, Md., in 1806; was clerk in a store in Denton; member of the congressional committee at Hillsboro in 1810; member of the State house of delegates in 1812 and 1813; cashier of the State Bank at Denton in 1813; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress and reelected to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1820 to the Seventeenth Congress and for election in 1822 to the Eighteenth Congress; appointed chief judge of the Caroline County orphans’ court in 1822; clerk of the executive council of Maryland 1825-1838, and resided in Annapolis, Md.; returned to Denton, Md., 1838 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; soon afterward moved to “Orrell Farm,” near Greensboro, where he died April 16, 1843; interment in the family cemetery on the farm.

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

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