Charles GOLDSBOROUGH, Congress, MD (1765-1834)
GOLDSBOROUGH, Charles, (great-grandfather of Thomas Alan Goldsborough and Winder Laird Henry), a Representative from Maryland; born at “Hunting Creek,“ near Cambridge, Dorchester County, Md., July 15, 1765; pursued an academic course, and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1784; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1790; held several local offices; member of the State senate 1791-1795 and 1799-1801; elected as a Federalist to the Ninth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1805-March 3, 1817); Governor of Maryland in 1818 and 1819; retired from public life in 1820, and resided on his estate near Cambridge, Md.; died at “Shoal Creek,“ near Cambridge, Md., December 13, 1834; interment in Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cambridge, Md.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present
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