Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

George Howard (1789-1846)
MSA SC 3520-1453

Governor of Maryland, 1831-1833 (Whig)

Born:  November 21, 1789 in Annapolis1
Father:  John Eager Howard2
Mother: Peggy Oswald (Chew) Howard3
Marriage:  December 26, 1811 to Prudence Gough Ridgely4
Children:  eight sons and five daughters including Eugene Post, John Eager, Charles Ridgely, William Waverly, Margaret Elizabeth, George5
Education:  received private tutoring6
Religious Affiliation:  Episcopalian7
Positions held:
            Executive Council, 1831
            Governor of Maryland, 1831-1833
            State Director, Bank of Baltimore, ca. 1833
            Presidential elector, Anne Arundel County, 1836, 18407
Died:  August 2, 1846 at "Waverly," near Woodstock, Howard County9
Burial:  St. Paul's Cemetery, Baltimore10

Notes on sources

Extended biography

Return to George Howard's introductory page

This web site is presented for reference purposes under the doctrine of fair use. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: The site may contain material from other sources which may be under copyright. Rights assessment, and full originating source citation, is the responsibility of the user.

Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!

© Copyright August 27, 1999Maryland State Archives