Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

James Thomas (1785-1845)
MSA SC 3520-1454

Governor of Maryland, 1833-1836 (Whig)

Born:  March 11, 1785 at "De La Brooke Manor," St. Mary's County, Maryland1
Father:  William Thomas2
Mother:  Catherine (Boarman) Thomas3
            attended St. John's College, Annapolis, ca. 1800
            graduated, Charlotte Hall Academy, St. Mary's County, 1804
            M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 18074
Marriage:  January 26, 1808 to Elizabeth Courts5
Children:  none recorded6
Religious Affiliation:  Episcopalian7
Military service:
            Surgeon, 45th Regiment, Maryland Militia, 1807 (resigned)
            Major, 4th Cavalry, Maryland Militia, 1812
            Brevetted a major-general because of meritorious service8
Positions held:
           Practiced medicine, St. Mary's County
            Justice of the peace, St. Mary's County, 1808-1812
            Justice, Levy Court, St. Mary's County, 1810-1812
            Maryland Senate, 1824-1830
            Executive Council, 1795-1800
            Judge, Orphans' Court, 1811-1812
            Governor of Maryland, 1833-18369
Died:  December 25, 1845 at "Deep Falls,"  St. Mary's County10
Burial:  "Deep Falls," St. Mary's County11

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