Thomas Watkins Ligon (1810-1881)
MSA SC 3520-1461

Governor of Maryland 1854-1858 (Democrat)

BornMay 10, 1810 near Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia1
Died:   January 12, 18812
Buried:  St. John's Cemetery, Ellicott City, Maryland3
FatherThomas D. Ligon4
MotherMartha (Watkins) Ligon5
EducationHampden-Sidney College, 1830; University of Virginia, 1831; Yale Law School6
Religious Affiliation Episcopalian7
Marriages:  September 29, 1840 to Sally Ann Dorsey; January 31, 1854 to Mary Tolly Dorsey8
ChildrenMary Worthington Ligon, Caleb Dorsey Ligon, and Martha Watkins Ligon with Sally Ann; Charles Worthington Dorsey Ligon, Elizabeth Worthington Ligon, and Sallie Augusta Ligon with Mary9
OccupationsLaw practice in Baltimore 1833-1853; farmer 1858-188110
Offices held:
           Maryland House of Delegates, 1843-1845
              U.S. House of Representatives, 1845-1849
              Governor of Maryland 1854-1858
              President, Patapsco Female Institute11

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