John Buchanan (1772-1844)
MSA SC 3520-1622
Born in Prince George's County, 1772. Son of Thomas Buchanan and Mary Cook or Anne Cooke Buchanan. Attended Charlotte Hall School, St. Mary's County; studied law under Judge Robert White in Winchester, VA and John Thomson Mason in Hagerstown. Married Sophia Williams; son Thomas Eli Buchanan. Resided at "Woodland," near Williamsport, Washington County. Died at Woodland, November 6, 1844.
House of Delegates, Washington County, 1797-99. Chief Judge, Washington County Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, 1806-44. Associate Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1806-24; Chief Judge, 1824-44. Presidential Elector, 1817. Director, Hagerstown Bank, 1820-25.
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