James Carroll (Maryland politician)

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James Carroll (December 2, 1791 – January 16, 1873) was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from St. Mary's College in Baltimore in 1808. Carroll studied law, but did not practice. He settled on a farm on the West River, but later moved back to Baltimore. His reputation was improved when he became judge of the orphans' court and a trustee of the poor. He served as a director of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Company.

Carroll Vault

Carroll was elected a Democrat to the Twenty-Sixth United States Congress to represent Maryland's Fourth District. He took seat in 1839, but had lost reelection and left in 1841. Carroll ran for Governor of Maryland in 1844, winning his party's nomination, but lost in the general election to Whig Thomas G. Pratt by a margin of a mere 548 votes. He retired and died on January 16, 1873. He is interred in the Carroll vault in Old Saint Paul's Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland.

He was a member of the Carroll family.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin Chew Howard and John P. Kennedy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
Served alongside: Solomon Hillen, Jr.
Succeeded by
John P. Kennedy and Alexander Randall