Archives of Maryland
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George Howard (1789-1846)
MSA SC 3520-1453

Governor of Maryland, 1831-1833 (Whig)

Born:  November 21, 1789 in Annapolis1
Father:  John Eager Howard2
Mother: Peggy Oswald (Chew) Howard3
Marriage:  December 26, 1811 to Prudence Gough Ridgely4
Children:  eight sons and five daughters including Eugene Post, John Eager, Charles Ridgely, William Waverly, Margaret Elizabeth, George5
Education:  received private tutoring6
Religious Affiliation:  Episcopalian7
Positions held:
            Executive Council, 1831
            Governor of Maryland, 1831-1833
            State Director, Bank of Baltimore, ca. 1833
            Presidential elector, Anne Arundel County, 1836, 18407
Died:  August 2, 1846 at "Waverly," near Woodstock, Howard County9
Burial:  St. Paul's Cemetery, Baltimore10

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