The Road to Civil War

Cornelius L. L. Leary

(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]

Member of Maryland Delegation - The Road to Civil War [this display].

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