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Maryland

(Encyclopedia) Maryland mâr´lnd, one of the Middle Atlantic states of the United States. It is bounded by Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean (E), the District of Columbia (S), Virginia and West…

Maryland, University System of

(Encyclopedia) Maryland, University System of, state-supported system of higher education in Maryland, est. 1988 as the University of Maryland System, renamed 1997. It includes all but two of the…

Maryland, University of

(Encyclopedia) Maryland, University of, at College Park; coeducational; land-grant and state supported; chartered 1856 and opened 1859 as Maryland Agricultural College, renamed Maryland State College…

Maryland

Maryland State Facts Entered Union: April 28, 1788 (7th State)Present constitution adopted: 1867 Fun Facts State abbreviation/Postal code: Md./MDNicknames: Free State; Old Line StateOrigin of…

Hicks, Thomas Holliday

(Encyclopedia) Hicks, Thomas Holliday, 1798–1865, American statesman, b. Dorchester co., Md. In 1857 he was elected governor of Maryland as a Know-Nothing. After the states of the lower South seceded…

Johnson, Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Johnson, Thomas, 1732–1819, American political leader, b. Calvert co., Md. A lawyer, he served (1762–73) in the Maryland colonial assembly, where he became prominent in the fight…

Dulany, Daniel

(Encyclopedia) Dulany, Daniel dyool´n, 1685–1753, political leader of colonial Maryland, b. Ireland. He emigrated to Maryland c.1703, studied law, and was admitted to the bar. He entered the…

Paca, William

(Encyclopedia) Paca, William p´k, pk´, 1740–99, political leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. near Abingdon, Md. A lawyer and Maryland legislator, he…

Bradford, Augustus Williamson

(Encyclopedia) Bradford, Augustus Williamson, 1806–81, Civil War governor of Maryland (1862–66), b. Bel Air, Md. As a delegate to the 1861 peace conference in Washington, he strongly pleaded for the…

Mason-Dixon Line

(Encyclopedia) Mason-Dixon Line, boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland (running between lat. 39°43&minut;26.3&secs;N and lat. 39°43&minut;17.6&secs;N), surveyed by the English…