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Charles Benedict Calvert

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Born: August 23, 1808

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 re-nomination 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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