William Pinkney Whyte (1824-1908)
MSA SC 3520-1466

Governor of Maryland 1872-1874 (Democrat)

Born:   Baltimore City, August 9, 18241
Father:  Joseph White (Because of a family business disagreement, Governor Whyte changed the spelling of his surname to distinguish his branch of the family.)2
Mother:  Isabella (Pinkney) White3
Marriage: December 7, 1847 to Louisa D. Hollingsworth (d. 1885); August 28, 1892 to Mary McDonald Thomas (d. 1900)4
Children:  Three sons with first wife:  W. Hollingsworth, Joseph, Clymer; one daughter who died in infancy; no children with second wife5
Education:  Under the direction of R.M. McNally; law offices of Brown and Brune, attended Harvard Law School, 1843-1845;
                    LL.D., University of Maryland, 18746
Religious Affiliation:  Episcopalian7
Professional Positions:
            Clerk, Counting House of Peabody, Riggs, & Company, Baltimore, 1841-43;
            Admitted to the bar, 1846;  practiced law, Baltimore, 1849-1851, 1861-18658
Offices held:
            Maryland House of Delegates from Baltimore City, 1847-1849
                Comptroller of the Treasury, state of Maryland, 1854-1856
            Delegate, National Commercial Convention, commissioned September 1871
            Governor of Maryland, 1872-1874
            Mayor, Baltimore City, 1881-1883
            Attorney General, state of Maryland, 1887-1891
            Chairman, Commission to Revise Baltimore City's Charter, 1897-1898
            Solicitor, Baltimore City, 1900-1903
            U.S. Senator, 1868-1869, 1875-1881, 1906-19089
Died:  Baltimore City, March 17, 190810
Burial:  Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore11

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