Civil War Congressman from Maryland
Governor of Maryland
Member of the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress
(1799-1876) Born in Frederick County, Md., he attended St. John's College, Annapolis, Md., studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1820, and commenced practice in Frankville, Md. Member of the Maryland State House of Delegates in 1822, 1827, and 1829, and served the last year as speaker. U.S. Congressman, 1831-41, serving as Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary, and was also on the Committee on Naval Affairs. President of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Co., 1839-40. Governor of Maryland, 1841-44. Member of the Maryland State Constitutional Convention in 1850. U.S. Congressman, 1861-69, including the 40th Congress which was the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress. Delagate to the Loyalist Convention at Philadelphia in 1866. Collector of Internal Revenue, 1870-72. U.S. Minister to Peru, 1872-75. Was killed by a locomotive while walking on the railroad tracks near Frankville, Md.
Signature with place: 5 1/4 x 4, in ink, Francis Thomas, Frankville, Maryland. Excellent.