Archives of Maryland
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James Fenner Lee (1843-1898)
MSA SC 3520-12879


Born July 9, 1843, in Providence, Rhode Island.  Son of Stephen S. and Sarah F. (Mallett) Lee.  Attended schools in Switzerland and the College Louis-le-Grand in Paris; Harvard University School of Law.  Married Mary Cornelia Read Carroll, granddaughter of Col. John Eager Howard, in Baltimore on June 28, 1866; four children: Arthur F., Sarah J., James, and Sophia Howard.  Died January 31, 1898, at Mrytle Point, St. Mary's County, Maryland.  Buried at Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland.

Laywer and farmer. Obtained the rank of colonel when appointed an aide-de-camp by Governor James Black Groome in 1874.  Member of the Maryland State Senate from Carroll County, 1876-78. Served as president pro tem during the 1878 session. Served as the American minister at Vienna, and was also an envoy in Brazil.  Retired to his home in St. Mary's County in 1895 due to failing health, and died there in 1898.

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