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Charles Benedict Calvert
Birth: Aug. 23, 1808
Death: May 12, 1864

US Congressman, Agriculturalist. He graduated from the University of Virginia and was an agriculturalist that was dedicated to the field in which was instrumental with the formation of the Prince George's County Agricultural Society, the Maryland State Agricultural Society and the United States Agricultural Society. In 1856 he founded the Maryland Agricultural College which was the first agriculture college in the United States and he was the President of the Board of Trustees. It is now the University of Maryland at College Park. He was also a well known philanthropist. He served in the Maryland House of Delegates in 1839, 1843 and 1844. In 1860 he was elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress and served from March 4, 1861 to March 3, 1863. During his term, he aggressively worked for the establishment of a federal Department of Agriculture, a goal that was realized after his death. Calvert died at the Plantation Riversdale in the same house he was born.  (bio by: C) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  George Calvert (1768 - 1838)
  Rosalie Eugenia Calvert (____ - 1821)
 
 Spouse:
  Charlotte Augusta Norris Calvert (1816 - 1876)*
 
 Children:
  Charles Baltimore Calvert (1843 - 1906)*
  Jules Van Havre Calvert (1848 - 1849)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy
 
Burial:
Calvert Family Cemetery
Riverdale Park
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 29, 2009
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