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CARROLL, Daniel, (uncle of Richard Brent, cousin of Charles Carroll of Carrollton,
and Charles Carroll ``Barrister''),
a Delegate and a Representative from Maryland; born in Upper
Marlboro, Prince Georges County, Md., July 22, 1730; educated at the Jesuit
School at Bohemia Manor, Md., and at St. Omers College, France; returned to
Maryland in 1748; member of the Md. state executive council, 1778-1781; member
of the Continental Congress, 1781-1783, signing the Articles of Confederation
on March 1, 1781; appointed a delegate on May 26, 1787, to the convention that
framed the Federal Constitution, and signed the Constitution; member of the Md.
state senate, 1781-1789; president, 1786-1787; elected as a Pro-Administration
candidate to the First Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791); took an active
part in fixing the seat of government for the United States; appointed on March
4, 1791, as one of the commissioners to locate the District of Columbia and the
Federal City and served until July 25, 1795, when he resigned; engaged in
agricultural pursuits, his farm being the site of the present city of
Washington; died at Rock Creek (Forest Glen), near Washington, D.C., May 7,
BibliographyGeiger, Mary Virginia.
Daniel Carroll, A Framer of the Constitution. Washington,
D.C.: Catholic University of America, 1943.