John Henry (Maryland politician)
|8th Governor of Maryland|
November 17, 1797 – November 14, 1798
|Preceded by||John H. Stone|
|Succeeded by||Benjamin Ogle|
|United States Senator
March 4, 1789 – July 10, 1797
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||James Lloyd|
Dorchester County, Province of Maryland, British America
|Died||December 16, 1798
Dorchester County, Maryland, U.S.
John Henry (November 1750 – December 16, 1798) was the eighth Governor of Maryland and member of the United States Senate. He was born at his family's estate (Weston), located near Vienna in Dorchester County.
He attended West Nottingham Academy in Cecil County, Maryland and graduated from the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) in 1769; he then studied law at the Middle Temple (one of the Inns of Court where English barristers are trained) in London. He returned to the United States in 1775 and practiced law in Dorchester County.
Henry served as a member of Maryland House of Delegates from 1777 to 1780 and a member of the Maryland State Senate from 1780 to 1790. During that time he was chosen as a delegate to the Continental Congress from Maryland from 1778 to 1780 and from 1785 to 1786; during his service, he was a member of the committee that prepared the ordinance for the government of the Northwest Territory. He was elected as an inaugural Senator from Maryland, serving 1789 as a Federalist till his resignation on December 10, 1797, to assume the Governorship. He received 2 electoral votes for President of the United States in the 1796 election. He served as Governor of Maryland from 1797 to 1798. He died in Dorchester County, at Weston, the same estate where he had been born. Henry is buried in Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery in Cambridge.
|United States Senate|
|U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Maryland
Served alongside: Charles Carroll, Richard Potts, John E. Howard
John Hoskins Stone
|Governor of Maryland