Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

John Sterett Gittings (1798-1879)
MSA SC 3520-14441


Born:  May 27, 1798

Father:  James Gittings, Jr. (1769 - 1820)

Mother:  Harriet Sterrett (1750/51-1787)

Marriages:  Eleanor Addison Smith (died 1848); Charlotte Carter Ritchie (m. November 1853)

Children:  Eleanor Addison (married George H. Williams), William S. Gittings (died 1860)

Siblings:  Lambert Gittings, Mrs. Louis Littig, Mrs. Palmer (wife of Surgeon-General Palmer U.S.N.)

Education:  Dickinson College; studied banking in the counting house of James A. Buchanan

Religious Affiliation:  Grace Protestant Episcopal Church (corner of Monument and Park Streets in Baltimore City) and St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church

Occupations:  Banker; Founded John S. Gittings & Son, 1832 (a banking house); President of Chesapeake Bank, 1835-1879, President, Northern Central Railroad

Offices Held:  Commissioner of the Loans for the State of Maryland, 1836-1839; Member, City Council of Baltimore; Director of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, 1841; Commissioner of Public Works

Died:  December 8, 1879 at his residence, 149 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Maryland

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