James Carroll (Maryland politician)
|Born||December 2, 1791 |
|Died||January 16, 1873 (aged 81)|
|Resting place||Old Saint Paul's Cemetery|
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Spouse(s)||Achsah Ridgely Carroll|
|Children||Sophia Gough Carroll Sargent|
|Position held||United States representative|
James Carroll was born in Baltimore, Maryland on December 2, 1791. He graduated from St. Mary's College in Baltimore in 1808. Carroll studied law, but did not practice. He settled on a farm on the West River, but later moved back to Baltimore. His reputation was improved when he became judge of the orphans' court and a trustee of the poor. He served as a director of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Company.
Carroll was elected a Democrat to the Twenty-Sixth United States Congress to represent Maryland's Fourth District. He took seat in 1839, but had lost re-election and left in 1841. Carroll ran for Governor of Maryland in 1844, winning his party's nomination, but lost in the general election to Whig Thomas G. Pratt by a margin of a mere 548 votes.
He was a member of the Carroll family.
- United States Congress. "James Carroll (id: C000188)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|Party political offices|
| Democratic nominee for Governor of Maryland
Philip Francis Thomas
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Benjamin Chew Howard and John P. Kennedy
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 4th congressional district
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
Served alongside: Solomon Hillen, Jr.
John P. Kennedy and Alexander Randall