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Thomas PLATER

(1769-1830)

PLATER, Thomas, (son of George Plater), a Representative from Maryland; born in Annapolis, Md., May 9, 1769; attended the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; served as lieutenant colonel in the State militia in 1794 for duty during the Whisky Insurrection; held several local offices; elected as a Federalist to the Seventh and Eighth Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1805); resumed the practice of law and resided at his estate overlooking Georgetown, Md. (now District of Columbia); moved to Poolesville, Md., where he died May 1, 1830.

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

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