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Edward HAMMOND

(1812-1882)

HAMMOND, Edward, a Representative from Maryland; born at “Font Hill,” near Ellicott City, Anne Arundel (now Howard) County, Md., March 17, 1812; attended the common schools, Rockhill Academy, and was graduated from Yale College in 1830; studied law in New Haven, Conn., and in Baltimore, Md.; was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Annapolis, Md.; served in the State house of delegates from Anne Arundel County in 1839, 1841, and 1842; member of the State senate in 1848; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); chairman, Committee on Engraving (Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1852; elected to the State house of delegates from Howard County in 1861 and 1867; elected associate judge of the fifth judicial district in 1867 and was serving in that position when he died at “Font Hill,” near Ellicott City, Md., October 19, 1882; interment in St. John’s Cemetery, near Ellicott City, Md.

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

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