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John Truman Stoddert

Born: Oct 1, 1790

Death: Jul 19, 1870

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

John Truman Stoddert

Date of Birth : Oct 1, 1790
Date of Death : Jul 19, 1870
Birth Place : United States of America

John Truman Stoddert, Sr. was an American politician from Maryland. Stoddert was born at "Smith Point" in Nanjemoy, Maryland. He was the son of William Truman Stoddert, Sr. and his second wife, Elizabeth. Stoddert graduated from Princeton College in 1810. He studied law, was admitted to the Bar, and entered into practice in Charles County, Maryland. He also served during the War of 1812 as a Major. He married Elizabeth Gwynn on May 23, 1815, in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Stoddert was elected in 1820 to the Maryland House of Delegates. From 1833 to 1835, he represented the seventh district of Maryland in the United States House of Representatives as a Jacksononian Democrat. After his departure from Congress, Stoddert engaged in agricultural practices until his death in 1870 at his family estate, "Wicomico House" at "West Hatton" Estate, Charles County, where he is buried.

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