Philip Francis Thomas (1810-1890)
MSA SC 3520-1459

Governor of Maryland 1848-1851 (Democrat)

BornSeptember 12, 1810, Easton, Maryland1
DiedBaltimore, October 2, 18902
Buried:  Spring Hill Cemetery, Easton, Maryland3
FatherDr. Tristram Thomas4
MotherMaria Francis Thomas5
EducationEaston Academy, attended Dickinson College (two years)6
Religious Affiliation Episcopalian7
Marriages:  February 5, 1835 to Sarah Maria Kerr (d. 1870); January 29, 1876 to Clintonia (Wright) May8
ChildrenThirteen by first marriage; none by second9
            Admitted to the Bar, 1831
            Lawyer, 1831-1837, 1841-, 1857-10
Offices held:
            Maryland House of Delegates, 1838-, 1845-1847, 1866-1867, 1877-, 1883-
            Delegate to Democratic Convention, 1838
            U.S. House of Representatives, December 2, 1839-March 4, 1841, 1875-1877
            Judge of the Land Office for the Eastern Shore, 1841-1842
            Governor of Maryland, 1848-1851
            Comptroller of the Treasury, 1851-1853
            Collector of Customs of the Port of Baltimore, 1853-1857
            Commissioner of Patents, 1860-1861
            Secretary of the Treasury, 1861
            Elected to U.S. Senate by the Maryland Legislature, 1867 (Senate denied him his seat on charges of disloyalty to the Union during the Civil War)11

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