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. In 1814 he was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society. He later served as Governor of Maryland in 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.
- United States Congress. "Charles Goldsborough (id: G000261)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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