Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

John Carlyle Herbert (1775-1846)
MSA SC 3520-2039


HERBERT, John Carlyle, a Representative from Maryland; born in Alexandria, Va., August 16, 1775; received private instruction and was graduated from St. John’s College, Annapolis, Md., in 1794; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Richmond, Va., about 1795; member of the Virginia house of delegates in 1798 and 1799; settled in Prince Georges County, Md., in 1805; member of the Maryland house of delegates 1808-1813 and served as speaker in 1812 and 1813; served as captain of the Bladensburg Troop of Horse in the War of 1812; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1819); chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Fifteenth Congress); retired to his estate, “Walnut Grange,” Beltsville, Md., in 1820 and resumed the practice of law; died in Buchanan, Botetourt County, Va., September 1, 1846; interment in Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.

Source:  Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Online  (

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