Archives of Maryland
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John H. Culbreth (d. 1840)
MSA SC 3520-13417


Son of Thomas Culbreth, Clerk of the Executive (Governor's) Council, 1826-38.  Probably resided in Caroline County.  Died 10 February 1840.

John H. Culbreth was a member of the House of Delegates from Annapolis in 1836.  On 14 March 1838, Governor Thomas W. Veazey put forth his first nomination for the position of secretary of state, which was Thomas Culbreth, John's father.  The Senate failed to approve him, however, and on March 28, 1838, Veazey appointed John C. Groome for the position.  The senate approved Groome and ended the session on March 30, 1838. (See Senate Proceedings of the December Session, 1837.)  Groome either declined the nomination or resigned, however, and on April 3, 1838 Governor Veazey appointed John H. Culbreth secretary of state on the grounds that Groome had declined to serve.  (See Executive Proceedings 1838, letter dated 3 January 1839.)  Culbreth resigned on October 6, 1838.

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