Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Thomas Swann (1809-1883)
MSA SC 3520-1464

Biographical profile:

Born:  February 3, 1809 in Alexandria, Virginia1
Father:  Thomas Swann2
Mother:  Jane Byrd (Page) Swann3
            attended Columbian College Preparatory School, Washington, D.C.
           attended University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1826-1827
            studied law4
Religious Affiliation:  Episcopalian5
Marriages:  November, 1834 to Elizabeth Gilmor Sherlock; 1878 to Josephine Ward Thompson6
Children:  Thomas, Louisa, Jane, Elizabeth, Mary7
            Director, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, 1844-1847
            President, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, 1847-1853
            President, Northeastern Virginia Railroad Company, 1853-1856
            Mayor of Baltimore, 1856-1860
            Governor of Maryland, 1866-1869
            President, First National Bank of Baltimore, 1863-18648
Died:  July 24, 1883 at "Morven," near Leesburg, Virginia9
Buried:  Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore10

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