Archives of Maryland
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George Plater (1735-1792)
MSA SC 3520-995
Governor of Maryland, 1791-1792 (Federalist)

Born:  November 8, 1735 at "Sotterly," St. Mary's County1
Father:  George Plater2
Mother:  Rebecca (Addison) Bowles Plater3
Marriages:  December 5, 1762 to Hannah Lee; July 19, 1764 to Elizabeth Rousby4
Children:  George, John Rousby, Thomas Plater, William, Ann, Rebecca5
Education:  graduated, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 17526
Religious affiliation:  Anglican7
Military service:  Colonel, by 17648
Positions held:
            Justice, St. Mary's County, 1757-1768
            Lower House of Maryland, 1757-1766
            Naval officer of the Patuxent, 1767-1777
            Justice, Court of Oyer, Terminer, and Gaol Delivery, 1771-1772
            Commissioner to oversee construction of an almshouse, St. Mary's County, appointed 1773
            Upper House of Maryland, 1771-1774
            Council, 1771-1774
            Board of Trustee, Charlotte Hall School, appointed 1774
            Conventions, St. Mary's County, 1775-1776
            Collector of gold and silver coin, St. Mary's County, appointed 1776
            Council of Safety, Western Shore, 1776-1777
            Senate, Western Shore, 1777-1790
            President of the Maryland Senate, 1781-1788; 1790
            Delegate, Constitution Ratification Convention, St. Mary's County, 1788 (president)
            Governor of Maryland, 1791-1792 (died in office)9
Died:  February 10, 1792 in Annapolis, while serving as governor10
Burial:  at "Sotterly," St. Mary's County11

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