Archives of Maryland
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Richard B. Carmichael (b. 1807 - d. 1884)
MSA SC 3520-1934
Queen Anne's County, Maryland

Born:  December 25, 1807 in Centerville, Maryland1
Died:  October 21, 1884 at "Wye" near Queenstown, in Queen Anne's County, Maryland; internment in the family burying ground at "Wye"2
Father:  William Carmichael
Mother:  Sarah Downes
Education:  attended Centerville Academy; attended Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania; B.A. from Princeton University in 1828; studied law with his father
Marriage:  August 27, 1835 married Elizabeth M. Hollyday
Children:  William, Richard, and five daughters including Mrs. Charles Tilghman and Mrs. E. L. Paca
Religion:  Episcopal
Occupation:  admitted to the bar and began practicing law in Centerville, Maryland in 1830
Political Affiliation:  Democrat
Maryland Politics:
                    House of Delegates, Queen Anne's County, 1831, 1841, 18673
                    Judge, 7th Judicial Circuit, 1858-64 (presiding judge, 1861)
                    Chairman, Resolutions Committee of Southern Rights Convention, Baltimore, 1861
                    President of the 1867 Maryland Constitutional Convention
                    Member of the board of visitors, Maryland School for the Deaf and Dumb at Frederick, 1884
National Politics:
                    Elected as Democrat to the 23rd U.S. Congress, 2nd District,  served March 1833 - March 1835
                    Delegate to the Democratic National Convention - 1856, 1864, 1868, 1876; presidential elector, 1876

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