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HINDMAN, William

HINDMAN, William
Maryland Historical Society


HINDMAN, William, a Delegate, a Representative, and a Senator from Maryland; born in Dorchester County, Md., April 1, 1743; pursued classical studies; attended the University of Pennsylvania; studied law at the Inns of Court, London, England; returned to the United States, admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Talbot County, Md.; was secretary of the Talbot (Md.) County committee of observation in 1775 and was designated to execute the resolves of the Continental Congress; sat in the State convention of 1775 and was named treasurer for the Eastern Shore 1775-1777; member, State senate 1777-1784, 1792; Member of the Continental Congress 1785 and 1786; member of the governor's executive council 1789-1792; elected to the Second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joshua Seney; reelected to the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Congresses and served from January 30, 1793, to March 3, 1799; member, State house of delegates 1799-1800; elected in 1800 as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Lloyd; at expiration of the term was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the failure of the legislature to elect his successor and served from December 12, 1800, to November 19, 1801; was not a candidate for reelection; engaged in agricultural pursuits on his estate near Wyes Landing; died in Baltimore, Md., January 19, 1822; interment in St. Paul's Burial Ground.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1786. 1 letter.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: 1796-1802. 11 letters. Finding aid.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Harrison, Samuel A. A Memoir of the Hon. William Hindman. Maryland Historical Society Fund-Publication no. 14. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1880.

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