US Con -Calvert, Charles Benedict - U.S. Congressman, MD

Charles Benedict Calvert:
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Born: August 23, 1808
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Birthplace: Riverdale Park Maryland
Father: George Calvert 1768 – 1838
(Buried: Calvert Family Cemetery Riverdale Park Maryland)
Mother: Rosalie Eugenia Stier 1778 – 1821
(Buried: Calvert Family Cemetery Riverdale Park Maryland)

Wife: Charlotte Augusta Norris 1816 – 1876
(Buried: Green Mount Cemetery Baltimore Maryland)

Children:
Ella S. Calvert Campbell 1840 – 1902
(Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery Washington D.C.)
Charles Baltimore Calvert Sr. 1843 – 1906
(Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery Washington D.C.)
Jules Van Havre Calvert 1848 – 1849
(Buried: Calvert Family Cemetery Riverdale Park Maryland)



Political Party: Democratic Party and Unionist Party




Education:
1827: Graduated from University of Virginia

Occupation before War:

Stock Breeder in Riverdale Maryland
Introduced scientific agriculture to his plantation
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Strong back of the investors of telegraph
1839: Member of Maryland State House of Delegates
1843 – 1844: Member of Maryland State House of Delegates
President of Prince George County Agricultural Society
President of Maryland State Agricultural Society
Vice President of United States Agricultural Society
1856: Founded first agricultural research college in United States
One of the early advocates for Federal Department of Agriculture
1860: Acting President of Maryland Agricultural College

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1863: United States Congressman from Maryland
1861 – 1863: Member of House Agriculture Committee
1861 – 1863: Member of House District of Columbia Committee
1862: Choose not to be a candidate for renomination to U.S. Congress
1863 – 1864: Stock Raiser in Prince George Maryland


Died:
May 12, 1864
Place of Death: Riverdale Maryland
Cause of Death: Paralysis
Age at time of Death: 55 years old
Burial Place: Calvert Family Cemetery Riverdale Park Maryland
 
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