Archives of Maryland
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John Henry (1750-1798)
MSA SC 3520-640
Governor of Maryland, 1797-1798 (Democrat)

Born:  about 1750, probably at "Weston," Dorchester County1
Father:  John Henry2
Mother:  Dorothy (Rider) Henry3
Marriage:  March 6, 1787 to Margaret Campbell4
Children:  John Campbell, Francis Jenkins5
Education:  attended Nottingham Academy, Cecil County; graduate, Princeton College, ca. 1769; studied law, Middle Temple, London, England, ca. 1769-ca. 17756
Religious affiliation:  Anglican7
Positions held:
            Maryland House of Delegates, 1777-1780 (resigned)
            Delegate, Continental Congress, 1777-1779, 1780, 1784-1786
            Judge, Court of Appeals, appointed under the Act to Procure Troops for the American Army, 1778
            Maryland Senate, 1780-1790
            U.S. Senate, 1789-1797 (resigned to become governor of Maryland)
            Governor of Maryland, 1797-1798 (resigned due to ill health)8
Died:  December 16, 1798 at "Weston"9
Burial:  Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cambridge, Maryland10

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