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George PLATER

(1735-1792)

PLATER, George, (father of Thomas Plater), a Delegate from Maryland; born in Sotterly, near Leonardtown, St. Marys County, Md., November 8, 1735; was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., in 1753; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Annapolis, Md.; member of the Maryland Assembly in 1758; naval officer at Patuxent 1767-1771; judge of the provincial court 1771-1773; member of the council in 1773 and 1774; represented St. Marys County in the Annapolis conventions of 1776; Member of the Continental Congress 1778-1780; president of the state ratification convention in 1788; elected governor of Maryland in 1791; died before the expiration of his term, in Annapolis, Md., February 10, 1792; interment in the garden of “Sotterly,” his home, near Leonardtown, Md.

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

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