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John Eager Howard (1752-1827)
MSA SC 3520-692
Governor of Maryland, 1788-1791 (Federalist)

Born:  June 4, 17521
Father:  Cornelius Howard2
Mother:  Ruth (Eager) Howard3
Marriage:  May 18, 1787 to Margaret (Peggy) Oswald Chew4
Children:  George, John Eager, Jr., Benjamin Chew, Juliana Elizabeth, Charles, William, James, Sophia5
Education:  received private tutoring6
Religious affiliation:  Anglican7
Military service:
            Captain, Second Maryland Battalion, Flying Camp, 1776
            Major, Fourth Maryland Regiment, 1777
            Lieutenant Colonel, Fifth Maryland Regiment, 1778
            Second Maryland Regiment, 1779
            Colonel, 1781
            Retired, 1783
            Major General, Third Division, Maryland Militia, commissioned 1794
            resigned by April 17958
Positions held:
            Committee of Observation, Baltimore County, 1774
            Justice, Baltimore County, 1785-1787
            Justice, Orphans' Court, Baltimore County, 1786-1787
            Maryland Senate elector, 1786
            Governor of Maryland, 1788-1791
            Maryland Senate, 1791-1794
            President of the Maryland Senate, 1794, 1795-1796 (resigned to take his congressional seat)
            Associate justice, 3rd District, 1792
            Commissioner, Baltimore Town, 1792
            Commissioner, Maryland Penitentiary, 1804
            Committee of Supply, Baltimore City, War of 18129
Died:  October 12, 1827 at "Belvedere," in Baltimore10
Burial:  St. Paul's Cemetery, Baltimore11

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