Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

James T. Briscoe (1828-1903)
MSA SC 3520-12949


Born March 21, 1828 in St. Mary's County.  Son of Philip and Maria Briscoe.  Attended Charlotte Hall in St. Mary's County.  Studied law under Hugh Davy Evans in Baltimore.  Married Maria Parran in 1851; four children:  John P. Briscoe; Philip Briscoe; James T. Briscoe; William C Briscoe.  Died April 22, 1903 in Baltimore; buried at All Saints' churchyard, Calvert County.

Practiced law in St. Mary's County and Calvert County, 1849-50.  Appointed Deputy State's Attorney by Attorney-General Robert J. Brent, 1850.  Elected State's Attorney of Calvert County, 1851.  House of Delegates, Calvert County, 1860-61; Member, Committee on Federal Relations.  Maryland Senate, Calvert County, 1861-64.  Member of Constitutional Convention, Calvert County, 1864.  Auditor's department, engineering department, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 1877-78.  Secretary of State under Governor William T. Hamilton, 1880-84.  Secretary to the Board of Public Works, 1880-84.  Chief Clerk of the Post Office, 1884-88.

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