Charles Goldsborough

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Charles Goldsborough

Charles Goldsborough (July 15, 1765 – December 13, 1834) served as the 16th Governor of the state of Maryland in the United States in 1819.

Goldsborough was born at "Hunting Creek", near Cambridge, Maryland, and pursued an academic course. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1784 and began to study law. In 1790, he was admitted to the bar, and early on held several local political offices. He was also a member of the Maryland State Senate from 1791 to 1795 and later from 1799 to 1801

Goldsborough was elected as a Federalist to the Ninth and to the five succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1805 to March 3, 1817. He later served as Governor of Maryland in 1818 and 1819. In 1820, he retired from public life and moved to his estate near Cambridge. He died at "Shoal Creek" near Cambridge, and is interred there at Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery.

Charles Goldsborough was the great-grandfather of Thomas Alan Goldsborough and Winder Laird Henry.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Dennis
U.S. Congressman, Maryland's 8th District
1805—1817
Succeeded by
Thomas Bayly
Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Carnan Ridgely
Governor of Maryland
1819
Succeeded by
Samuel Sprigg