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George Howard
Birth: Nov. 21, 1789
Annapolis
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
Death: Aug. 2, 1846
Marriottsville
Howard County
Maryland, USA

Maryland Governor. He was born in Annapolis during his father's term as Governor. Howard was raised on his father's estate outside Baltimore and educated by tutors. In 1811 he married Prudence Gough Ridgely, daughter of Governor Charles Carnan Ridgely, and they were the parents of fourteen children. Howard operated a plantation called "Waverly", which had been a wedding gift from his father. He became active in politics as a member of the National Republican (later Whig) Party, and was elected to the Governor's Council in 1831. He was President of the Council when Governor Daniel Martin died, and so he succeeded to the Governorship. Howard was then elected to a full one-year term, and served from July, 1831 to January, 1833. During his term Howard advocated creation of a state bank to stabilize the economy and finance infrastructure improvements including canals, roads and bridges. He opposed the Jackson administration, in large part because Jackson was against the federal funding of infrastructure projects. At the same time, Howard argued against John Calhoun's concepts of nullification and states' rights and for the primacy of the federal government. After leaving office Howard returned to management of Waverly, and served as a Whig presidential elector in 1836 and 1840. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Eager Howard (1752 - 1827)
  Margaret Oswald Chew Howard (1760 - 1827)
 
 Spouse:
  Prudence Gough Ridgely Howard (1791 - 1847)*
 
 Children:
  John Eager Howard (1812 - 1838)*
  Margaret E Howard Post (1817 - 1901)*
  Charles Ridgely Howard (1818 - 1859)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Eager Howard (1788 - 1822)*
  George Howard (1789 - 1846)
  Benjamin Chew Howard (1791 - 1872)*
  William Howard (1793 - 1834)*
  Juliana Elizabeth Howard McHenry (1796 - 1821)*
  James Howard (1797 - 1870)**
  Sophia Catherine Howard Read (1800 - 1880)*
  Charles Howard (1802 - 1869)*
  Mary Ann Howard (1806 - 1806)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Old Saint Pauls Cemetery
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 03, 2003
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