Augustus W. Bradford (1806-1881)
MSA SC 3520-1463

Governor of Maryland 1862-1866 (Whig, 1844; Unionist, 1861-1866; Democrat, ca. 1872)

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Born: January 9, 1806 in Bel Air, Harford County1
Father: Samuel Bradford2
Mother: Jane (Bond) Bradford3
Marriage: November 10, 1835 to Elizabeth Kell Bradford4
Children: 12 children, including Augustus Jr., Samuel Webster, Thomas Kell, Charles, Emeline, Jane, Elizabeth, and William5
Education: Attended Bel Air Academy; graduated, St. Mary's College, Baltimore, 1824; studied law under Otho Scott6
Professional Positions: admitted to the bar, 1826; practiced law in Bel Air for a few years and then Baltimore7
Maryland Service: Clerk, Baltimore County Court, 1845-51; Governor, 1862-66; Surveyor, Port of Baltimore, 1866-698
National Service: Presidential elector, Baltimore City, 1844, at large, 1872; Delegate, Washington Peace Conference, 18619
Died: March 1, 1881 in Baltimore10
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore11

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