Oct. 25, 1795 Baltimore Baltimore City Maryland, USA
Aug. 18, 1870 Newport Newport County Rhode Island, USA
US Congressman. Elected to represent Maryland's 4th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1838 to 1839. Also served as a Member of the Maryland State House of Delegates from 1820 to 1822, Speaker of the Maryland State House of Delegates in 1846, and United States Secretary of the Navy from 1852 to 1853. (bio by: K)
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The author of three novels:Swallow Barn, Horse-Shoe Robinson, and Rob of the Bowl. Also one of the judges that gave Edgar Allan Poe his first literary prize of $50. RIP -
Tom Nichols Added: Sep. 16, 2015