Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Thomas Herbert Shriver (1846-1916)
MSA SC 3520-12824
House of Delegates, Carroll County, 1878-80
Maryland State Senate, Carroll County, 1884-86


Born: February 19, 1846, in Union Mills, Carroll County, Maryland
Father: William Shriver, fourth son of Andrew Shriver and grandson of David Shriver
Mother: Mary Margaret Josephine Owings
Education: Virginia Military Institute, class of 1867 & New Market cadet
Marriage: Elizabeth Rosalie Lawson on February 16, 1880
Children: Hilda (b. Nov. 2, 1883), Joseph Nicholas (b. Sept. 10, 1885), Robert Thomas (b. Feb. 25, 1887), and William H. (b. Feb. 25, 1887)
Religious Affiliation:  Roman Catholic
Military Service: Personal guide to Gen. J.E.B. Stuart during the Battle of Gettysburg and the summer of 1863 while with Company K of the 1st Virginia Calvary. In the fall of 1863, Gen. Stuart sponsored Shriver for admittance to the Virginia Military Institute.
Traveling salesman
                       Businessman, B. F. Shriver Co. (canner of fruits and vegetables)
                       First Vice-President, Westminster Deposit and Trust Company
                       President, Westminster Hardware Company
                       Member, Board of Directors, Democratic Advocate Publishing Company
Offices held: House of Delegates, Carroll County, 1878-80
                      Maryland State Senate, Carroll County, 1884-86
                      Appointed Deputy collector of the Port of Baltimore in 1888
                      served on the staffs of Govs. Henry Lloyd and Elihu E. Jackson
                      Presidental Elector, 1905
                      delegate to the Democratic National Convention, 1908
Died: December 31, 1916, in Union Mills, Carroll County, Maryland

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