Born November 4, 1732 Calvert County Maryland
Died October 26, 1819 Frederick County Maryland
First and three times Governor of Maryland. Chief Justice General Court of Maryland 1790-1791. Associate Justice Supreme Court 1791-1793. Member of commission which established the city of Washington. Member of the Contintental Congress. Member of the General Assembly of Maryland. Brigadier General Maryland Militia 1776. Nominated George Washington for Commander in Chief of all the American forces June 15, 1775. Honored as a patriot, distinguished as a statesman, respected as a judge.
Erected by the Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution 1928.