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John WETHERED

(1809-1888)

WETHERED, John, a Representative from Maryland; born near Wetheredville, Baltimore County, Md., on May 8, 1809; completed preparatory studies; held several local offices; engaged in the manufacture of woolen goods at Wetheredville, Md.; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); resumed the manufacture of woolen goods; delegate from Baltimore County to the State convention which framed the constitution of Maryland in 1867; retired from active pursuits in 1868 and lived on his estate, “Ashland,” near Catonsville, Md., where he died February 15, 1888; interment in Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.

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

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