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Thomas Contee WORTHINGTON

(1782-1847)

WORTHINGTON, Thomas Contee, (nephew of Benjamin Contee), a Representative from Maryland; born near Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., November 25, 1782; received a limited schooling; served as a captain in the War of 1812; brigadier general of the Ninth Brigade, Maryland Militia, 1818-1847; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1817 and commenced practice in Annapolis, Md.; member of the executive council in 1830 under the first State constitution; moved to Frederick, Frederick County, Md., in 1818 and continued the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives in 1818; elected to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1827); resumed the practice of law in Frederick, Md., and died there on April 12, 1847; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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

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