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Anne Arundel County
Maryland

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Anne Arundel County

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  • Annapolis Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
  • Annapolis Lawyers' Mall
  • Annapolis Naval Academy Cemetery
  • Annapolis St. Anne's Cemetery
  • Annapolis St. Anne's Churchyard
  • Annapolis State House Grounds
  • Brooklyn Park Cedar Hill Cemetery
  • Brooklyn Park Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Carrollton Manor St. Joseph's Cemetery
  • Lothian Mt. Zion Cemetery
  • Lothian St. James Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery
  • Owensville Christ Church Cemetery


    Private or family graveyards
    Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      John Francis Mercer (1759-1821) — of Anne Arundel County, Md. Born in Stafford County, Va., May 17, 1759. Democrat. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1783-84; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1788-92, 1800-06; U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1792-94 (at-large 1792-93, 2nd District 1793-94); Governor of Maryland, 1801-03. Anglican; later Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 30, 1821 (age 62 years, 105 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of John Mercer and Anne (Roy) Mercer; brother of James Mercer (1736-1793); married to Sophia Sprigg.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      John Hall (1729-1797) — of Maryland. Born near Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., November 27, 1729. Delegate to Continental Congress from Maryland, 1774-75, 1779, 1783-84; member of Maryland state senate, 1786-95. Episcopalian. Died in Anne Arundel County, Md., March 8, 1797 (age 67 years, 101 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Benjamin Ogle (1749-1809) — of Maryland. Born in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., January 27, 1749. Member of Maryland state executive council, 1783; Governor of Maryland, 1798-1801. Episcopalian. Died in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., July 6, 1809 (age 60 years, 160 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Ogle and Anne (Tasker) Ogle; married to Henrietta Margaret 'Henny' Hill.
      Virgil Maxcy (1785-1844) — of Maryland. Born in Attleboro, Bristol County, Mass., May 5, 1785. Lawyer; member of Maryland state executive council, 1815; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1820; member of Maryland state senate, 1820; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Belgium, 1837-42. Among those killed in the explosion when a cannon accidentally burst on board the U.S.S. Princeton, on the Potomac River near Fort Washington, Prince George's County, Md., February 28, 1844 (age 58 years, 299 days). Originally entombed at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; reinterment at in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Levi Maxcy and Ruth (Newell) Maxcy; married to Mary Galloway.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      John Crompton Weems (1778-1862) — also known as John C. Weems — of Waterloo, Calvert County, Md. Born in Waterloo, Calvert County, Md., 1778. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1826-29. Episcopalian. Died in Anne Arundel County, Md., January 20, 1862 (age about 83 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Wurtz Hughes (1806-1870) — also known as George W. Hughes — of West River, Anne Arundel County, Md. Born in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., September 30, 1806. Democrat. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1859-61. Died in West River, Anne Arundel County, Md., December 3, 1870 (age 64 years, 64 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Unknown Location
    Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      William Henry Purnell (1826-1902) — also known as William H. Purnell — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Worcester County, Md., February 3, 1826. Republican. Lawyer; Maryland state comptroller, 1856-61; resigned 1861; postmaster at Baltimore, Md., 1861-66; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; college professor; president, Delaware College, 1870-85. Died March 30, 1902 (age 76 years, 55 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Moses Purnell (1784-1859) and Maria (Bowen) Purnell; married, June 13, 1849, to Margaret Neill Martin (1825-1895).
      See also Wikipedia article


    City Cemetery
    Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Jeremiah Townley Chase (1748-1828) — of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md. Born in Baltimore County, Md., May 23, 1748. Delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1776; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1777-79, 1788; mayor of Annapolis, Md., 1783-84; Delegate to Continental Congress from Maryland, 1783-84; delegate to Maryland convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1788; state court judge in Maryland, 1806-26. Episcopalian. Died in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., May 11, 1828 (age 79 years, 354 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
    1911 Forest Drive
    Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Carlos Wood Riddick (1872-1960) — also known as Carl W. Riddick — of Winamac, Pulaski County, Ind.; Lewistown, Fergus County, Mont. Born in Wells, Faribault County, Minn., February 25, 1872. Republican. Newspaper publisher; Fergus County Assessor, 1915-18; U.S. Representative from Montana 2nd District, 1919-23; candidate for U.S. Senator from Montana, 1922. Methodist. Died in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla., July 9, 1960 (age 88 years, 135 days). Interment at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Hancock Riddick (1846-1931) and Alice Esther (Wood) Riddick (1848-1873); brother of Florence Alice Riddick (who married Samuel Evan Boys); married, June 28, 1893, to Grace Adele Keith (1873-1962); father of Merrill K. Riddick; grandnephew of Ezra Cornell; first cousin once removed of Alonzo Barton Cornell; first cousin four times removed of Ezekiel Cornell (1733-1800).
      Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Durfee-Wanton family of Newport, Rhode Island; Cornell family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; King family; Hatfield-Cornell-Woolsey family of New York; Pendleton family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Lawyers' Mall
    Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) — also known as Thoroughgood Marshall — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Baltimore, Md., July 2, 1908. Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1961-65; resigned 1965; U.S. Solicitor General, 1965-67; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1967-91; took senior status 1991. Episcopalian. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; NAACP; National Bar Association; Alpha Phi Alpha; American Civil Liberties Union. Received Spingarn Medal in 1946 First African-American Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Died, from a heart attack, in the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 24, 1993 (age 84 years, 206 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.; memorial monument at Lawyers' Mall.
      Relatives: Married, September 4, 1929, to Vivien Burey (died 1955); married, December 17, 1955, to Cecilia Suyat; father of Thurgood Marshall, Jr. (1956-).
      Political family: Marshall family of New York City, New York.
      Cross-reference: William Curtis Bryson
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Thurgood Marshall: Juan Williams, Thurgood Marshall : American Revolutionary — Randall W. Bland, Justice Thurgood Marshall, Crusader for Liberalism : His Judicial Biography — Mark V. Tushnet, Making Constitutional Law: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1961-1991 — Mark V. Tushnet, Making Civil Rights Law: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1936-1961 — Gilbert King, Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America


    Naval Academy Cemetery
    Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      John Sidney McCain III (1936-2018) — also known as John S. McCain — of Tempe, Maricopa County, Ariz.; Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Canal Zone (now part of Panama), August 29, 1936. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War; U.S. Representative from Arizona 1st District, 1983-87; U.S. Senator from Arizona, 1987-; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 2000; candidate for President of the United States, 2008. Episcopalian. Scotch-Irish and English ancestry. Died in Cornville, Yavapai County, Ariz., August 25, 2018 (age 81 years, 361 days). Interment at Naval Academy Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John S. McCain, Jr. (1911-1981) and Roberta (Wright) McCain; married, July 3, 1965, to Carol Shepp (divorced 1980); married, May 17, 1980, to Cindy Lou Hensley.
      Campaign slogan (2008): "Country first."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Books by John McCain: Faith of My Fathers (1999) — Worth the Fighting for: A Memoir, with Mark Salter (2002) — Why Courage Matters : The Way to a Braver Life, with Mark Salter (2004) — Hard Call: The Art of Great Decisions, with Mark Salter (2008)
      Books about John McCain: Robert Timberg, John McCain : An American Odyssey — Paul Alexander, Man of the People: The Life of John McCain — Scott Farris, Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation
      Critical books about John McCain: Cliff Schecter, The Real McCain: Why Conservatives Don't Trust Him and Why Independents Shouldn't — David Brock and Paul Waldman, Free Ride : John McCain and the Media — Matt Welch, McCain : The Myth of a Maverick
      William Harrison Standley (1872-1963) — also known as William H. Standley — of California. Born in 1872. U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union, 1942-43. Died in 1963 (age about 91 years). Interment at Naval Academy Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Books by William H. Standley: Admiral Ambassador to Russia, with Arthur A. Ageton (1955)
      Edmund Beardsley Underwood (1853-1928) — also known as E. B. Underwood — Born in California, 1853. U.S. Navy officer; Governor of American Samoa. Died in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., April 12, 1928 (age about 74 years). Interment at Naval Academy Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article
      William Harwar Parker (1826-1896) — also known as William H. Parker — of Washington, D.C. Born in 1826. U.S. Minister to Korea, 1886. Died in 1896 (age about 70 years). Interment at Naval Academy Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Benjamin Franklin Tilley (1848-1907) — also known as B. F. Tilley — Born in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., March 29, 1848. U.S. Navy commander; Governor of American Samoa; court martialed in 1901 on charges of immorality and drunkenness; tried and found not guilty. Died, of pneumonia, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 18, 1907 (age 58 years, 354 days). Interment at Naval Academy Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Tilley and Sarah W. (Esterbrooks) Tilley; married, June 6, 1878, to Emily Edelin Williamson (1856-1931).
      See also Wikipedia article
      Harold Alexander Houser (1897-1981) — Born March 31, 1897. U.S. Navy officer; Governor of American Samoa. Died September 3, 1981 (age 84 years, 156 days). Interment at Naval Academy Cemetery.
      Jesse Rink Wallace (1899-1961) — of Illinois. Born July 17, 1899. U.S. Navy officer; Governor of American Samoa. Died January 29, 1961 (age 61 years, 196 days). Interment at Naval Academy Cemetery.
      Elmo Russell Zumwalt, Jr. (1920-2000) — also known as Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr.; Bud Zumwalt — of Virginia. Born in Tulare, Tulare County, Calif., November 29, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; Chief of U.S. naval operations in 1970-74; candidate for U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1976. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998. Died, following two cancer surgeries, at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, Durham County, N.C., January 2, 2000 (age 79 years, 34 days). Interment at Naval Academy Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandnephew of Louise A. Zumwalt (1870-1946).
      See also NNDB dossier


    St. Anne's Cemetery
    Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    Founded 1692
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas George Pratt (1804-1869) — also known as Thomas G. Pratt — of Prince George's County, Md.; Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md. Born in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., February 18, 1804. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1832-36; Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1836; member of Maryland state executive council, 1838; member of Maryland state senate, 1838-41; Governor of Maryland, 1845-48; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1850-57; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1864. Episcopalian. Died in Baltimore, Md., November 9, 1869 (age 65 years, 264 days). Interment at St. Anne's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Wilkes Pratt and Rachel (Belt) Pratt; married to Adelaide Kent.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Theodorick Bland (1776-1846) — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Dinwiddie County, Va., December 6, 1776. Lawyer; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1809; district judge in Maryland, 1812-17; U.S. District Judge for Maryland, 1819-24; resigned 1824. Died, from heart disease, in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., November 16, 1846 (age 69 years, 345 days). Interment at St. Anne's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Theodorick Bland and Sarah (Fitzhugh) Bland (1748-1793); married, July 14, 1801, to Sarah Glen; first cousin twice removed of Richard Bland and Henry Harrison; second cousin once removed of Theodorick Bland (1742-1790); third cousin of Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Edmund Jennings Lee, John Randolph of Roanoke and Henry St. George Tucker; third cousin once removed of Nathaniel Beverly Tucker; third cousin twice removed of Fitzhugh Lee (1835-1905).
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Mason family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alexander Randall (1803-1881) — of Anne Arundel County, Md. Born in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., January 3, 1803. Whig. U.S. Representative from Maryland 4th District, 1841-43; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1850-51; Maryland state attorney general, 1865-67. Episcopalian. Died in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., November 21, 1881 (age 78 years, 322 days). Interment at St. Anne's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Randall (1750-1826) and Deborah (Knapp) Randall (1763-1852); married, September 22, 1841, to Catherine Gratten Wirt (1807-1853; daughter of William Wirt); married, January 17, 1858, to Elizabeth Philpot Blanchard (1827-1895); father of John Wirt Randall; grandfather of Hannah Parker Randall (1880-1970) (who married William Bladen Lowndes).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Hallam Tuck (1808-1884) — Born in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., November 20, 1808. Lawyer; bank director; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1836-43; Speaker of the Maryland State House of Delegates, 1837; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1851; Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1851-61; member of Maryland state senate, 1872-75. Died in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., March 17, 1884 (age 75 years, 118 days). Interment at St. Anne's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Archable Tuck (1774-1813) and Cave Williams (Mulliken) Tuck; married to Margaret Sprigg Bowie Chew (1818-1885); first cousin of Washington Greene Tuck (1832-1908); first cousin once removed of Gordon Handy Claude.
      Political family: Claude-Tuck family of Annapolis, Maryland.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Dennis Claude (1782-1863) — of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md. Born in 1782. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1811-18, 1829-30; member of Maryland state senate, 1821-25, 1831-36; mayor of Annapolis, Md., 1828-37, 1853-54; Maryland state treasurer, 1854-60; Maryland state comptroller, 1861; appointed 1861. Member, Freemasons. Died December 9, 1863 (age about 81 years). Interment at St. Anne's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abraham Claude; married, February 13, 1816, to Anne Jacob (c.1784-1871); father of Abram Claude; grandfather of Gordon Handy Claude (1854-1940).
      Political family: Claude-Tuck family of Annapolis, Maryland.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Abram Claude (1818-1901) — of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md. Born December 4, 1818. Democrat. Physician; mayor of Annapolis, Md., 1848-51, 1854-55, 1867-69, 1883-89; Anne Arundel County Clerk, 1865; college professor; postmaster at Annapolis, Md., 1895-99. Died January 10, 1901 (age 82 years, 37 days). Interment at St. Anne's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dennis Claude and Anne (Jacob) Claude (1784-1871); married, July 16, 1850, to Rachel Ann Tuck (1828-1904; sister of Washington Greene Tuck); father of Gordon Handy Claude (1854-1940).
      Political family: Claude-Tuck family of Annapolis, Maryland.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Read Magruder (1829-1916) — also known as John R. Magruder — of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md. Born in Maryland, October, 1829. Mayor of Annapolis, Md., 1860-62, 1863-64. Episcopalian. Died in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., March 27, 1916 (age 86 years, 0 days). Interment at St. Anne's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henrietta Sanford (Randall) Magruder (1799-1889) and George Lee Magruder (1800-1863); married, June 29, 1865, to Emily Erving Nicholson (1833-1907); grandnephew of Alexander Contee Magruder; first cousin twice removed of Alexander Contee Hanson (1749-1806); second cousin once removed of Alexander Contee Hanson (1786-1819); second cousin twice removed of Thomas Sim Lee; second cousin thrice removed of Daniel Carroll and Charles Carroll of Carrollton; third cousin once removed of John Lee; fourth cousin once removed of John Lee Carroll (1830-1911).
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Carroll-Hanson family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Washington Greene Tuck (1832-1908) — also known as Washington G. Tuck — of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md. Born in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., January 8, 1832. Republican. Physician; candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 5th District, 1886; postmaster at Annapolis, Md., 1890-95, 1899-1908; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1896. Died in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., February 5, 1908 (age 76 years, 28 days). Interment at St. Anne's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Washington Greene Tuck (1781-1859) and Rachel Smith (Whittington) Tuck (1793-1873); brother of Rachel Ann Tuck (1828-1904; who married Abram Claude); married to Lucie Ann Jones (1837-1873); uncle of Gordon Handy Claude (1854-1940); first cousin of William Hallam Tuck.
      Political family: Claude-Tuck family of Annapolis, Maryland.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Gordon Handy Claude (1854-1940) — also known as Gordon H. Claude — of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md. Born October 22, 1854. Mayor of Annapolis, Md., 1907-09. Died October 6, 1940 (age 85 years, 350 days). Interment at St. Anne's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abram Claude and Rachel Ann (Tuck) Claude (1828-1904); married to Sophia Muse Worthington; nephew of Washington Greene Tuck; grandson of Dennis Claude; first cousin once removed of William Hallam Tuck (1808-1884).
      Political family: Claude-Tuck family of Annapolis, Maryland.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Wirt Randall (1845-1912) — of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md. Born in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., March 6, 1845. Lawyer; banker; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1884-85; member of Maryland state senate, 1888-90, 1896-98. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Roland Park, Baltimore, Md., August 16, 1912 (age 67 years, 163 days). Interment at St. Anne's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander Randall and Catherine Gratten (Wirt) Randall (1807-1853); married, June 12, 1879, to Hannah Parker Parrott (1856-1926); father of Hannah Parker Randall (1880-1970) (who married William Bladen Lowndes); grandson of William Wirt; first cousin once removed of Edward Carrington Cabell.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Anne's Churchyard
    Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Lynch, Sr. (1727-1776) — of South Carolina. Born in Berkeley County, S.C., 1727. Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1774; member of South Carolina state legislature, 1776. Died in Maryland, 1776 (age about 49 years). Interment at St. Anne's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Father of Thomas Lynch, Jr. (1749-1779).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Carroll, Barrister (1723-1783) — of Maryland. Born in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., March 22, 1723. Delegate to Continental Congress from Maryland, 1776-77; member of Maryland state senate, 1777-83; died in office 1783. Anglican. Died in Baltimore, Md., March 23, 1783 (age 60 years, 1 days). Interment at St. Anne's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. Charles Carroll (1691-1755) and Dorothy (Blake) Carroll (1702-1734); married, June 23, 1763, to Margaret Tilghman (1742-1817; daughter of Matthew Tilghman); granduncle of Mary Clare Maccubbin (born 1799; who married Daniel Martin); second cousin of Daniel Carroll, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, James Joseph Tilghman and William Tilghman; second cousin once removed of Frisby Tilghman; second cousin twice removed of Tench Tilghman and Edward Tilghman Paca; second cousin thrice removed of John Lee Carroll; second cousin four times removed of John Howell Carroll; second cousin five times removed of John Duffy Alderson (1896-1975).
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Carroll-Hanson family of Maryland; Eisenhower-Nixon family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin Tasker (1690-1768) — of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md. Born in 1690. Mayor of Annapolis, Md., 1721-22, 1726-27, 1750-53, 1754-55, 1756-57. Co-founded the Baltimore Ironworks Company. Died June 19, 1768 (age about 77 years). Interment at St. Anne's Churchyard.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Amos Garrett (1671-1727) — of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md. Born in Surrey, England, 1671. Merchant; planter; justice of the peace; mayor of Annapolis, Md., 1708-20. Anglican. Died March 8, 1727 (age about 55 years). Interment at St. Anne's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of James Garrett and Sarah Garrett.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    State House Grounds
    Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Roger Brooke Taney (1777-1864) — also known as Roger B. Taney — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Calvert County, Md., March 17, 1777. Lawyer; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1799-1800; member of Maryland state senate, 1816-21; Maryland state attorney general, 1827-31; U.S. Attorney General, 1831-33; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1833-34; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1836-64; died in office 1864. Catholic. First Catholic to hold a U.S. cabinet position. Died in Washington, D.C., October 12, 1864 (age 87 years, 209 days). Interment at St. John's Catholic Church Cemetery, Frederick, Md.; statue at State House Grounds.
      Relatives: Son of Michael Taney and Monica (Brooke) Taney; married, January 7, 1806, to Anne Phoebe Charlton Key (1783-1855; sister of Francis Scott Key; niece of Philip Barton Key (1757-1815); aunt of Philip Barton Key (1818-1859)).
      Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Key family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Taney County, Mo. is named for him.
      Epitaph: "He was a profound and able lawyer, an upright and fearless judge, a pious and exemplary Christian."
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books by Roger Taney: Memoir of Roger Brooke Taney : Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the U. S.
      Books about Roger Taney: Bernard Christian Steiner, Life of Roger Brooke Taney, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court — Charles Smith, Roger B. Taney : Jacksonian Jurist — Suzanne Freedman, Roger Taney : The Dred Scott Legacy (for young readers)


    Cedar Hill Cemetery
    Brooklyn Park, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Carville Dickinson Benson (1872-1929) — also known as Carville D. Benson — of Baltimore, Md.; Halethorpe, Baltimore County, Md. Born near Halethorpe, Baltimore County, Md., August 24, 1872. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1904-10, 1918; member of Maryland state senate, 1912-14; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1916 (member, Credentials Committee), 1924 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1928; U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1918-21; defeated, 1920. Died in Mercy Hospital, Baltimore, Md., February 8, 1929 (age 56 years, 168 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Harriette Miller (1873-1936).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Holy Cross Cemetery
    Brooklyn Park, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Ranlett Flint (1850-1934) — also known as Charles R. Flint; "Father of Trusts" — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Thomaston, Knox County, Maine, January 24, 1850. Shipping business; shipowner; financier; Consul for Chile in New York, N.Y., 1877-79; Consul-General for Costa Rica in New York, N.Y., 1891-96; in the 1890s, he consolidated groups of smaller companies to form large corporations or "trusts": U.S. Rubber (1892); American Chicle (chewing gum) (1899); American Woolen (1899); founder, in 1911, of the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, which later became International Busines Machines (IBM). Died, in his room at the Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C., February 26, 1934 (age 84 years, 33 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Chapman Flint (1813-1891) and Sarah (Toby) Flint; married, November 21, 1883, to Emma Katherine 'E. Kate' Simmons (1850-1926); married, July 28, 1927, to Charlotte Reeves (1890-1967).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    Carrollton Manor, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Joaquin Miguel Elizalde (1896-1965) — also known as Joaquin M. Elizalde — of Manila, Philippines. Born in Manila, Philippines, August 2, 1896. Honorary Consul for Bolivia in Manila, Philippine Islands, 1935; Resident Commissioner to U.S. Congress from the Phillipine Islands, 1938-44; resigned 1944; Philippines Ambassador to the United States, 1946-52. Died in Washington, D.C., February 9, 1965 (age 68 years, 191 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mt. Zion Cemetery
    Lothian, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank Owens Smith (1859-1924) — also known as Frank O. Smith — of Dunkirk, Calvert County, Md. Born in Smithville, Calvert County, Md., August 27, 1859. Democrat. Candidate for Maryland state senate, 1911; U.S. Representative from Maryland 5th District, 1913-15. Died January 29, 1924 (age 64 years, 155 days). Interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. James Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery
    Lothian, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Arthur Eugene Beach (1907-1973) — also known as Arthur E. Beach — Born in Washington, D.C., March 24, 1907. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Sudan, 1956. Died February 2, 1973 (age 65 years, 315 days). Interment at St. James Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Dorothy Louise Niess (1912-1968).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Christ Church Cemetery
    Owensville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      William Huntington Kirkpatrick (1885-1970) — also known as William H. Kirkpatrick — of Easton, Northampton County, Pa. Born in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., October 2, 1885. Republican. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 26th District, 1921-23; defeated, 1922; federal judge, 1927. Died November 28, 1970 (age 85 years, 57 days). Interment at Christ Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Sebring Kirkpatrick (1844-1932); married, May 17, 1913, to Mary Stewart Wells.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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