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John L. Carroll

Commissioner, U.S. District Court/Politician

Centurion, 1859–1860s

Full Name John Lee Carroll

Born 30 September 1830 in Baltimore, Maryland

Died 27 February 1911 in Washington, District of Columbia

Buried New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland

Proposed by Edward Bell

Elected 5 November 1859 at age twenty-nine

Archivist’s Note: Son-in-law of Royal Phelps. His birthdate is usually recorded as 30 September 1830, as engraved on his headstone, although a U.S. passport application from 1874 claims 24 September 1831. He lived only briefly in New York, from 1858 to 1861, serving as a commissioner for the U.S. District Court. He likely resigned or was dropped from the rolls between 1860 and 1864; he subsequently became governor of Maryland, in office from 1876 to 1880.