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John MONTGOMERY

(1764-1828)

MONTGOMERY, John, a Representative from Maryland; born in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., in 1764; pursued classical studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1791 and commenced practice in Harford County, Md.; member of the State house of delegates 1793-1798; State’s attorney 1793-1796; elected as a Republican to the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Congresses and served from March 4, 1807, until April 29, 1811, when he resigned; moved to Baltimore, Md., in 1811; appointed attorney general of Maryland on April 29, 1811, and served until February 11, 1818; appointed captain of the Baltimore Union Artillery on March 25, 1814, and took part in the Battle of North Point; again a member of the State house of delegates in 1819; mayor of Baltimore 1820-1826; died in Baltimore, Md., July 17, 1828; interment in the cemetery of the Methodist Episcopal Church (now abandoned) at Bel Air, Harford County, Md.

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

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