Phillips Lee Goldsborough

Phillips Lee Goldsborough

Birth
Princess Anne, Somerset County, Maryland, USA
Death 22 Oct 1946 (aged 81)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 7511409 · View Source
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U.S. Senator, Maryland Governor. Educated in private schools, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1886 and commenced to practice law in Cambridge, Maryland. He was attorney for Dorchester County, (1892-98), comptroller of the treasury of Maryland, (1898-99) and collector of internal revenue, district of Maryland, (1902-11). In 1912, he was elected as a Republican the 47th Governor of Maryland, serving until 1916. While he was in office, the People's Court System for Baltimore County was established, highway improvements were sanctioned, the Workman's Compensation Commission was established and the home rule and referendum amendment were both enacted. Also, educational reform measures were authorized, which included teacher certification, mandatory school attendance and school terms were lengthened. After his term, he resumed the practice of law and was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, serving (1929-35). Not a candidate for re-election, President Franklin Roosevelt appointed him to the director's board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and he served until his death at age 81.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 29 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7511409
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Phillips Lee Goldsborough (6 Aug 1865–22 Oct 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7511409, citing Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .