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John Tolley Hood WORTHINGTON

(1788-1849)

WORTHINGTON, John Tolley Hood, a Representative from Maryland; born at “Shewan,” near Baltimore, Baltimore County, Md., November 1, 1788; received a limited schooling; engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1832 to the Twenty-third Congress and for election in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841); resumed agricultural pursuits; died at “Shewan,” Baltimore County, Md., April 27, 1849; interment in a private cemetery on his farm; reinterment in St. John’s Episcopal Churchyard, Worthington Valley, Baltimore County, Md.

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

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