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William Thomas Hamilton

William Thomas Hamilton, American senator, governor of Maryland. member United States House of Representatives from Maryland., 31st-33d congresses, 1849-1855; member United States Senate (Democratic) from Maryland., 1869-1875, voted against 15th Amendment, opposed “salary grab” act which would greatly increase salaries government officials.

Background

  • Hamilton, William Thomas was born on September 8, 1820 in Hagerstown, Maryland, United States. Son of Henry and Anna (Hess) Hamilton.

  • Education

    • Attended Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

    Career

    • Admitted to Maryland. bar, 1845. Democratic member Maryland. House of Delegates, 1846-1847.

      Member United States House of Representatives from Maryland., 31st-33d congresses, 1849-1855. Member United States Senate (Democratic) from Maryland., 1869-1875, voted against 15th Amendment, opposed “salary grab” act which would greatly increase salaries government officials. Opposed secession although he upheld right to secede.

      Governor Maryland., 1879-1883.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives from Maryland., 31st-33d congresses, 1849-1855. Member United States Senate (Democratic) from Maryland., 1869-1875, voted against 15th Amendment, opposed “salary grab” act which would greatly increase salaries government officials.

    Connections

    • Married Clara Jenness, 1859, 6 children.
    • father: Henry Hamilton
    • mother: Anna (Hess) Hamilton
    • spouse: Clara Jenness
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    Born September 8, 1820
    Died October 26, 1888
    (aged 68)
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