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Phillips Lee GOLDSBOROUGH

(1865-1946)
Senate Years of Service:
1929-1935
Party:
Republican

GOLDSBOROUGH, Phillips Lee, a Senator from Maryland; born in Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md., August 6, 1865; educated in public and private schools; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1886 and commenced practice in Cambridge, Md.; also interested in banking; State’s attorney for Dorchester County 1892-1898; comptroller of the treasury of Maryland 1898-1899; collector of internal revenue, district of Maryland 1902-1911; Governor of Maryland 1912-1915; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1929, to January 3, 1935; was not a candidate for reelection; unsuccessful candidate for nomination as Governor of Maryland in 1934; member of the Republican National Committee 1932-1936; resumed the practice of law; appointed a director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation by President Franklin Roosevelt 1935-1946; died in Baltimore, Md., October 22, 1946; interment in the old churchyard of Christ Episcopal Church, Cambridge, Md.

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

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