Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Francis Thomas (1799-1876)
MSA SC 3520-1457

Governor of Maryland, 1842-1845 (Democrat up to 1861; Unionist, 1861-1867; Republican, 1867)

Born:  February 3, 1799 in Frederick County, Maryland1
Father:  John Thomas2
Mother:  Eleanor (McGill) Thomas3
Education:  B.A., ca. 1816, St. John's College, Annapolis; studied law4
Marriage:  June 8, 1841 to Sally Campbell Preston McDowell (divorced 1845)5
Children:  none recorded6
Religious Affiliation:  Episcopalian7
Offices held:
            Maryland House of Delegates, 1822, 1827, 1829 (speaker, 1829)
            Governor of Maryland, 1842-1845
            Delegate, Constitutional Convention, 1850
Died:  January 22, 1876 in Frankville (near Bloomington), Garret County, Maryland8
Burial:  St. Mark's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Petersville, Frederick County, Maryland9

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