Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

John Thomson Mason (1815-1873)
MSA SC 3520-2065
(Democrat)

Born:  May 9, 1815 at "Montpelier," near Hagerstown, Washington County1
Father:  John Thomson Mason2
Mother:  Elizabeth (Beltzhoover) Mason3
Education:  received private tutoring; attended Mt. St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg, Frederick County; graduated Princeton College, 1836;
        studied law under William Price; admitted to the Maryland bar, 18384
Religious Affiliation:  Catholic5
Married:  Margaret A. Cowan6
Children:  two daughters and a son, John Thomson7
Positions held:
        Practiced law, Hagerstown and Baltimore
        Farmer
        House of Delegates, Washington County, 1838-39
        U.S. Representative, 1841-43
        Judge, Court of Appeals, 1851-57
        Customs collector, port of Baltimore, 1857-61
        Secretary of State, 1872-738
Died:  March 28, 1873 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County9
Buried:  Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown10

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