GOLDSBOROUGH, Phillips Lee, (1865 - 1946)

Senate Years of Service: 1929-1935
Party: Republican

Library of Congress

GOLDSBOROUGH, Phillips Lee, a Senator from Maryland; born in Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md., August 6, 1865; educated in public and private schools; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1886 and commenced practice in Cambridge, Md.; also interested in banking; State’s attorney for Dorchester County 1892-1898; comptroller of the treasury of Maryland 1898-1899; collector of internal revenue, district of Maryland 1902-1911; Governor of Maryland 1912-1915; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1929, to January 3, 1935; was not a candidate for reelection; unsuccessful candidate for nomination as Governor of Maryland in 1934; member of the Republican National Committee 1932-1936; resumed the practice of law; appointed a director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation by President Franklin Roosevelt 1935-1946; died in Baltimore, Md., October 22, 1946; interment in the old churchyard of Christ Episcopal Church, Cambridge, Md.