James Black Groome (1838-1893)
MSA SC 3520-1467

Governor of Maryland 1874-1876 (Democrat)

Born:  April 4, 1838 at Elkton, Maryland1
Father:  John C. Groome2
Mother:  Elizabeth (Black) Groome3
Marriage:   February 29, 1876 to Alice Leigh Edmonson4
Children:  one daughter5
Education:   Tennent School, Hartsville, Pennsylvania; law studies under his father6
Religious affiliation:  Presbyterian7
Positions held:
            Admitted to bar in Cecil County, 1861
            Delegate to 1867 Maryland Constitutional Convention
              Maryland House of Delegates, 1872-1874
              Governor of Maryland 1874-1876
            Law practice, 1876-1879
              United States Senator, 1879-1885
              Customs Collector, Port of Baltimore, 1889-18938
Died:  Baltimore, October 4, 18939
Burial:  Presbyterian Cemetery at Elkton10

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