John Carlyle Herbert

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John Carlyle Herbert (August 16, 1775 – September 1, 1846) was an American politician.

Born in Alexandria, Virginia, Herbert received private instruction and graduated from St. John's College of Annapolis, Maryland in 1794. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Richmond, Virginia around 1795. He served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1798 and 1799. Herbert resettled in Prince George's County, Maryland in 1805 and served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1808 to 1813 and as speaker of the House in 1812 and 1813. He later served as captain of the Bladensburg Troop of Horse in the War of 1812.

In 1814, Herbert was elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1815 to March 3, 1819. During the Fifteenth Congress, Herbert was chairman of the Committee on the District of Columbia. He retired to his estate "Walnut Grange" in Beltsville, Maryland, in 1820 and resumed the practice of law.

John Carlyle Herbert died in Buchanan, Virginia, and is interred in Greenmount Cemetery of Baltimore, Maryland. St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Laytonville, Maryland, which he helped form as Zion Parish, is still an active congregation.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Tobias E. Stansbury
Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates
Succeeded by
Henry Henley Chapman
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph Kent
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph Kent