Maryland Delegation

This is one of the 45 delegations in the convention, accounting for 13 of 449 people who took part.

Members (13):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Charles B. Calvert Visualize (August 24, 1808 — May 12, 1864) Charles Benedict Calvert, a Representative from Maryland; born in Riverdale, Prince George's County, Md., August 24, 1808; completed preparatory studies at Bladensburg Academy, Md.; was graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1827; engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock breeding; member of the State house of delegates in 1839, 1843, and 1844; president of the Prince George's County Agricultural Society and the Maryland State Agricultural Society; vice president of the United States Agricultural Society; founded the first agricultural research college in America (later the Maryland Agricultural College at College Park), chartered in 1856; one of the early advocates for the establishment of the United States Department of Agriculture; elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Riverdale, Prince George's County, Md., May 12, 1864; interment in Calvert Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/C000058] Maryland Delegation (This negotiation)
John W. Crisfield Visualize (November 8, 1806 — January 12, 1897) John Woodland Crisfield, a Representative from Maryland; born near Chestertown, Kent County, Md., November 8, 1806; was educated at Washington College, Chestertown; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1830 and commenced practice in Princess Anne, Somerset County; member of the State house of representatives in 1836; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1850; member of the peace conference of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law; delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in 1866; located and founded the town of Crisfield, Somerset County, Md., in 1866; instrumental in building the Eastern Shore Railroad and served as president; died in Princess Anne, Md., on January 12, 1897; interment in Manokin Presbyterian Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/C000907] Maryland Delegation (This negotiation)
Henry Winter Davis Visualize (16 August, 1817 -- 30 December, 1865) Davis was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Annapolis, Md., Davis studied law and after admittance to the bar began practice in Alexandria, Va.. In 1850, Davis moved to Baltimore and was elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth through Thirty-sixth Congresses. After an unsuccessful reelection, Davis was later elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Maryland Delegation (This negotiation) , Maryland Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
J. Morrison Harris Visualize (November 20, 1817 — July 16, 1898) James Morrison Harris, a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., November 20, 1817; educated at private institutions in Baltimore; entered Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., in 1833; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Baltimore; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth, Thirty-fifth, and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1861); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1860; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in educational and religious work; trustee of Lafayette College 1865-1872; died in Baltimore, Md., on July 16, 1898; interment in Westminster Presbyterian Burying Ground. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/H000244] Maryland Delegation (This negotiation)
George W. Hughes Visualize (September 30, 1806 — September 3, 1870) George Wurtz Hughes, a Representative from Maryland; born in Elmira, N.Y., September 30, 1806; received a liberal schooling; was graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1827; became a civil engineer in New York City; reappointed to the Army July 7, 1838, as captain of topographical engineers; served in the Mexican War; lieutenant colonel of Maryland and District of Columbia Volunteers August 4, 1847; colonel October 1, 1847; honorably mustered out of the volunteer service July 24, 1848; commissioned lieutenant colonel on May 30, 1848; resigned August 4, 1851; became president of the Northern Central Railroad; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); consulting engineer and planter at West River, Md., until his death there on September 3, 1870; interment in the family burying ground of the Galloway family, ``Tulip Hill,'' West River, Md. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/H000921] Maryland Delegation (This negotiation)
Anthony Kennedy Visualize (December 21, 1810 — July 31, 1892) Anthony Kennedy, (Brother of John Pendleton Kennedy), a Senator from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., December 21, 1810; was sent by his parents to Charles Town, Va. (now West Virginia), in 1821, where he attended the Jefferson Academy; studied law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member, Virginia house of delegates 1839-1843; magistrate on the bench of the Jefferson County Court in Virginia for ten years; unsuccessful Whig candidate for election in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; declined the offer of President Millard Fillmore as consul to Havana, Cuba, in 1850; returned to Baltimore, Md., in 1851; member, Maryland house of delegates 1856; elected by the American Party to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1857, to March 3, 1863; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867; retired from active political life and resided on his farm near Ellicott City, Howard County, Md.; died in Annapolis, Md., July 31, 1892; interment in Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/K000103] Maryland Delegation (This negotiation)
Jacob M. Kunkel Visualize (July 13, 1822 — April 7, 1870) Jacob Michael Kunkel, a Representative from Maryland; born in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., July 13, 1822; attended the Frederick Academy for Boys and was graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1843; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Frederick in 1846; served in the State senate 1850-1856; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); resumed the practice of law in his native city; delegate to the Loyalist Convention in Philadelphia in 1866; died in Frederick, Md., April 7, 1870; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Md. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/K000339] Maryland Delegation (This negotiation)
Cornelius L. L. Leary Visualize (October 22, 1813 — March 21, 1893) Cornelius Lawrence Ludlow Leary, a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., October 22, 1813; attended the public schools; was graduated from St. Mary's College, Baltimore, in 1833; moved to Louisville, Ky.; returned to Baltimore in 1837; Whig member of the State house of delegates in 1838 and 1839; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice in Baltimore; presidential elector on the American Party ticket in 1856; elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); resumed the practice of law in Baltimore, Md., and died there March 21, 1893; interment in Lorraine Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/L000179] Maryland Delegation (This negotiation)
Henry May Visualize (February 13, 1816 — September 25, 1866) Henry May, a Representative from Maryland; born in Washington, D.C., February 13, 1816; pursued an academic course; attended Columbian College (later George Washington University), Washington, D.C.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840 and practiced; sent by President Pierce to Mexico to investigate claims under our treaty of peace with Mexico; moved to Baltimore, Md., in 1850; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); died in Baltimore, Md., September 25, 1866; interment in Cathedral Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/M000275] Maryland Delegation (This negotiation)
James Pearce Visualize (December 14, 1805 — December 20, 1862) James Alfred Pearce, a Representative and a Senator from Maryland; born in Alexandria, Va., December 14, 1805; attended a private academy in Alexandria; graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1822; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Cambridge, Dorchester County, Md., in 1824; moved to Louisiana in 1825 and engaged in sugar planting; returned to Maryland and settled in Kent County in 1828; resumed the practice of law in Chestertown; member, State house of delegates 1831-1835; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1839); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress; elected to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); elected as a Whig to the United States Senate in 1843; reelected in 1849, 1855, and 1861, the last time as a Democrat, and served from March 4, 1843, until his death; chairman, Committee on the Library (Twenty-ninth through Thirty-seventh Congresses); chairman, Committee on Finance (Thirty-sixth Congress); died in Chestertown, Md., on December 20, 1862; interment in New Chester Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/P000161] Maryland Delegation (This negotiation)
James A. Stewart Visualize (November 24, 1808 — April 3, 1879) James Augustus Stewart, a Representative from Maryland; born at ``Tobacco Stick'' (now Madison), Dorchester County, Md., November 24, 1808; attended the local schools; studied law in Baltimore, Md.; was admitted to the bar in 1829 and commenced practice in Cambridge, Dorchester County, Md.; also engaged in the building of ships and houses; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress; member of the State house of delegates 1843-1845; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth, Thirty-fifth, and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Patents (Thirty-fifth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; resumed the practice of his profession in Cambridge; member of the Court of Appeals of Maryland and chief justice of the circuit court from 1867 until his death in Cambridge, Md., April 3, 1879; interment in Christ Protestant Episcopal Church Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000910] Maryland Delegation (This negotiation)
Francis Thomas Visualize (3 February, 1799 -- 22 January, 1876) Thomas was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Frederick County, Md., Thomas studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1820. Thomas was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second through Twenty-fourth Congresses and as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses. After serving as governor of Maryland from 1841 to 1844, Thomas was a member of the Maryland State constitutional convention in 1850 and then was elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress, as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses, and as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Maryland Delegation (This negotiation) , Maryland Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Maryland Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Maryland Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Edwin H. Webster Visualize (31 March, 1829 -- 24 April, 1893) Webster was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician. Born in Harford County, Md., Webster studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1851. Webster was a member of the State senate from 1855 to 1859 and during the Civil War was a colonel of the Seventh Regiment. Webster was elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-sixth Congress, as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress and as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4th, 1859 to 1865 when he resigned. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Maryland Delegation (This negotiation) , Maryland Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)