CARMICHAEL, Richard Bennett



CARMICHAEL, Richard Bennett, (grandnephew of William Carmichael), a Representative from Maryland; born in Centerville, Queen Anne's County, Md., December 25, 1807; attended the academy at Centerville, and Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.; was graduated from Princeton College in 1828; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1830 and commenced practice in Centerville, Queen Anne's County, Md.; member of the State house of delegates in 1831 and 1841-1866; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); resumed the practice of law; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1856, 1864, 1868, and 1876; judge of the circuit court 1858-1864; presiding judge of the county court of Queen Anne's County in 1861; member and president of the State constitutional convention in 1867; died at "Wye," near Carmichael, Queen Anne's County, Md., October 21, 1884; interment in the family burying ground at "Wye."

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Papers: In the Carmichael Family Papers, 1778-1882, 16 items. Persons represented include Richard Bennett Carmichael.
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