Henry Ridgely Warfield

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Henry Ridgely Warfield (September 14, 1774 – March 18, 1839) was a U.S. Representative from Maryland. He was born in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, at the 1300-acre property "Bushy Park".[1] He was the son of Charles Alexander Warfield and Eliza Ridgely, and grandson of Maj. Henry Ridgely. His father, Dr. Warfield (1751–1813), was an originator of the medical school of the University of Maryland, and as a member of the Whig club, set fire to the Peggy Stewart at Annapolis, Maryland, destroying her cargo of tea.[2]

He held several local offices. He later settled in Frederick, Maryland, and was elected to the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1819 to March 3, 1825 as a Federalist representative. He died in Frederick.


  1. ^ Hester Dorsey Richardson. Side-lights on Maryland history with sketches of early Maryland families. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Rossiter (ed.). The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Vol. I-X (10). 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George Peter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
George Peter

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.