STODDERT, John Truman, (1790 - 1870)


STODDERT, John Truman, a Representative from Maryland; born in Smith Point, Nanjemoy, Charles County, Md., October 1, 1790; studied under private teachers and was graduated from Princeton College in 1810; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; served in the War of 1812; member of the State house of delegates in 1820; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); engaged in agricultural pursuits; died at the “Wicomico House,” West Hatton estate, in Charles County, Md., July 19, 1870; interment in the family burying ground on his estate.