Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Thomas Holliday Hicks (1798-1865)
MSA SC 3520-1462

Governor of Maryland, 1858-1862 (Whig, 1836; Democrat; American by 1857; Constitutional Unionist, 1860; Republican, 1861)

Born:  September 2, 1798 near East New Market, Dorchester County, Maryland1
Father:  Henry C. Hicks2
Mother:  Mary (Sewell) Hicks3
Education: attended local schools4
Marriages: 1827 to Ann Thompson; Leah A. Raleigh; Jane Elizabeth McNamara Wilcox5
Children:  a number of children including Sallie A., Henrietta Maria, Thomas P., Nannie, B. Chaplain6
Religious Affiliation:  Methodist7
Positions held:
            Town Constable, New Market, Dorchester County, 1819
            Sheriff, Dorchester County, 1824
            Maryland House, 1829-1830, 1836
            Maryland Senate elector, 1836
            Executive Council, 1837-1838
            Register of wills, Dorchester County, 1838-1851, 1852-1857
            Delegate, Maryland Constitutional Convention, 1850
            Governor of Maryland, 1858-1862
                U.S. Senator, 1863-18658
Died:  February 13, 1865 in Washington D.C.9
Burial:  Cambridge Cemetery, Dorchester County10

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