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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Thomas Hamilton

1820 - 1888

— Political And Business Figure —

 
 
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Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
1. William Thomas Hamilton Marker
Inscription.  A leading businessman and attorney, Hamilton served on the boards of nearly every major business and public improvement in Hagerstown in the mid-19th century, including efforts to improve the city's streets, water supply and public works. When confederates ransomed the city in 1864, he was one of several prominent citizens who represented the city in meeting the rebels' demands and saved Hagerstown from destruction. He served one term in the U.S. Senate (1869 -1875) and was elected the 38th governor of Maryland (1880 -1884). His administration was known for efforts to improve the state's economy and to improve efficiency and reduce waste in government. He left office with widespread popularity among Maryland's citizens.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 39° 37.943′ N, 77° 43.395′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Memorial Boulevard and South Potomac Street. This marker is part of the Hagerstown
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Circle of Achievement in Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jonathan Hager (here, next to this marker); Jesse Duncan Elliott (here, next to this marker); Ammon H. Kreider & Lewis E. Reisner (here, next to this marker); Maurice Edward Frock (here, next to this marker); Edward Mayberry Mobley (here, next to this marker); Anna Spencer Brugh Singer (here, next to this marker); Jacob Francis Wheaton (here, next to this marker); Ann Carroll Fitzhugh Smith (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Also see . . .  William Hamilton - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on August 18, 2017, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
William Thomas Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
2. William Thomas Hamilton Marker
This is the second marker from the top on the third panel of the Hagerstown Circle of Achievement.
William Thomas Hamilton image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
3. William Thomas Hamilton
Close-up of image on marker
William Thomas Hamilton image. Click for full size.
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4. William Thomas Hamilton
by MFF from History of Western Maryland by Thomas Scharf.
William Thomas Hamilton's Grave - Rose Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
5. William Thomas Hamilton's Grave - Rose Hill Cemetery
William Thomas Hamilton
Born 1820 — Died 1888
Member of Congress 1855 United States Senator 1869-1875. Governor of Maryland 1880-1884
A Pure Patriot, A Devoted Citizen and an Honest Man
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on August 29, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on August 26, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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