Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

William Smallwood (1732-1792)
MSA SC 3520-1134
Governor of Maryland, 1785-1788 (no political affiliation recorded)


Biographical Profile-
Born:  1732, probably at "Smallwood's Retreat," in Charles County1
Father:  Bayne Smallwood2
Mother: Priscilla (Heabard) Smallwood3
Marriages:  none4
Education: at Kendall, England and Eton College, England5
Religious Affiliation:  Anglican6
Military service:
            Colonel, First Maryland Regiment, January 1776
            Brigadier general, commissioned October 1776
            Major general, commissioned September 17807
Positions held:
          Lower House of Maryland, 1761-1763, 1765-1766, 1768-1771, 1773-1774
            Justice, Charles County, 1762, 1770-1773
            Committee of Observation, Charles County, 1774
            Conventions, Charles County, 1774-1776
            Delegate, Continental Congress, 1784 (elected December 1784, but declined to serve)
            Governor of Maryland, 1785-1788
            Maryland Senate, 1791
            President, 1st session Maryland Senate, 1791
            Maryland Senate elector, Charles County, 17918
Died:  February 14, 1792 at "Smallwood's Retreat"9
Burial:  at "Smallwood's Retreat"10

Notes on sources

Link to New Dictionary of National Biography Entry

Link to Biography from Frank White's The Governors of Maryland.

Link to Biography from Ross Kimmel's In Perspective:  William Smallwood

Return to William Smallwood's introductory page


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