Archives of Maryland
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William Grason (1788-1868)
MSA SC 3520-1456
Governor of Maryland, 1839-1842 (Federalist; anti-Jacksonian Democrat after 1828)

Born:  March 11, 1788, probably in Queen Anne's County, Maryland1
Father:  Richard Grason2
Mother:  Ann Grason3
Marriage:  October 12, 1813 to Susan Orrick Sulivane4
Children:  William, Elizabeth, Susan, Richard, James Bennett, John, Thomas, Arthur, Ann, William, Marie, Mary Sulivane5
Education:  attended St. John's College, Annapolis, ca. 18016
Religious affiliation:  Episcopalian7
Positions held:
            Maryland House of Delegates, 1828-1829
            Maryland Senate elector, 1831
            Governor of Maryland, 1839-1842
            Delegate, Constitutional Convention, Queen Anne's County, 1850
            Senate, Queen Anne's County, 1852-18538
Died:  July 2, 1868 in Queen Anne's County9
Burial:  "Wye River Farm," near Queenstown, Queen Anne's County10

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