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  • ID: I460156
  • Name: William Thomas HAMILTON
  • RELA: Spouse of 7th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 8 SEP 1820 in Boonsboro, Washington Co., MD
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland BET 4 MAR 1849 AND 3 MAR 1855
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Maryland BET 4 MAR 1869 AND 3 MAR 1875
  • Event: Elected Governor of Maryland BET 14 JAN 1880 AND 9 JAN 1884
  • Death: 26 OCT 1888 in Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic William Thomas Hamilton
  • Note:
    HAMILTON, William Thomas, a Representative and a Senator from Maryland; born in Boonsboro, Washington County, Md., September 8, 1820; attended Brown's School, Boonsboro, Md., and Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa.; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Hagerstown; member, State house of delegates in 1846 and 1848; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first, Thirty-second, and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1855); was not a candidate for renomination in 1854; chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia (Thirty-third Congress); resumed the practice of law and farming in Hagerstown, Md.; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1869, to March 3, 1875; was not a candidate for reelection in 1874; Governor of Maryland 1879- 1883; continued the practice of law until his death in Hagerstown, Md., October 26, 1888; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Henry HAMILTON b: ABT 1796 in Greencastle, Franklin Co., PA
    Mother: Anna Mary Magdalena HESS b: 1798 in Washington Co., MD

    Marriage 1 Clara Holmes JENNESS b: 1837 in New Hampshire
    • Married: SEP 1859 in New Hampshire
    1. Has Children Clare HAMILTON
    2. Has No Children Josephine HAMILTON
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