Baltimore, Maryland , United States
|| July 27, 1752
|Died||April 22, 1839
|Contributor||U Ole Polecat|
Mar 28, 2009 08:19pm
|Info||a Representative and a Senator from Maryland; born in Carlisle, Pa., July 27, 1752; moved with his family to Baltimore, Md., in 1759; attended a private academy; engaged in mercantile pursuits; served in the Revolutionary War as captain, major, and lieutenant colonel; engaged in the shipping business; member, State house of delegates 1790-1792; at the time of the threatened war with France in 1794 was appointed brigadier general of militia and commanded Maryland's quota during the Whisky Rebellion; during the War of 1812 served as major general of militia in the defense of Baltimore |
U.S. Representative (AF-MD) 1793-1803; chairman, Committee on Commerce and Manufactures (Fifth through Seventh Congresses)
U.S. Senator (DR-MD) 1803-1815; President pro tempore of the Senate during the Ninth and Tenth Congresses
U.S. Representative (DR-MD) 1816-1822 (resigned); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Fourteenth Congress), Committee on Ways and Means (Fifteenth through Seventeenth Congresses)
Presided over the DRP National Caucus of 1816 which nominated James Monroe for the presidency.
U.S. Senator (DR-MD) 1822-1833; President pro tempore of the Senate during the Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses; chairman, Committee on Finance (Eighteenth and Twentieth through Twenty-second Congresses)
Mayor of Baltimore, Md., 1835-1838; retired from public life; died in Baltimore, April 22, 1839; interment in the Old Westminster Burying Ground.