George Howard


George Howard Famous memorial

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Death 2 Aug 1846 (aged 56)
Marriottsville, Howard County, Maryland, USA
Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 7530480 View Source

Maryland Governor. He was born in Annapolis during his father's term as Governor. Howard was raised on his father's estate outside Baltimore and educated by tutors. In 1811 he married Prudence Gough Ridgely, daughter of Governor Charles Carnan Ridgely, and they were the parents of fourteen children. Howard operated a plantation called "Waverly", which had been a wedding gift from his father. He became active in politics as a member of the National Republican (later Whig) Party, and was elected to the Governor's Council in 1831. He was President of the Council when Governor Daniel Martin died, and so he succeeded to the Governorship. Howard was then elected to a full one-year term, and served from July, 1831 to January, 1833. During his term Howard advocated creation of a state bank to stabilize the economy and finance infrastructure improvements including canals, roads and bridges. He opposed the Jackson administration, in large part because Jackson was against the federal funding of infrastructure projects. At the same time, Howard argued against John Calhoun's concepts of nullification and states' rights and for the primacy of the federal government. After leaving office Howard returned to management of Waverly, and served as a Whig presidential elector in 1836 and 1840.

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