Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Carroll, Charles ("Barrister")

Carroll, Charles ("Barrister") (cousin of Charles Carroll of Carrollton and Daniel Carroll), a Delegate from Maryland; born in Annapolis, Md., March 22, 1723; received his education at the English House, West Lisbon, Portugal, at Eaton in London, at the University of Cambridge, and studied law in the Middle Temple, Garden Court, England; returned to Annapolis, Md., in 1746 and commenced the practice of law; elected to the Maryland Lower House of Assembly in 1755 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father, Dr. Charles Carroll; served on many important committees in the conventions of Maryland and framed many important State documents and public papers, among them the "Declaration of Rights" adopted by the convention of Maryland on November 3, 1776; became a member of the Council of Safety in August 1775; elected a Delegate to the Continental Congress on November 10, 1776, to succeed his cousin, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, serving until February 15, 1777; was elected in 1777 to the first State senate, having previously declined the position of chief judge of the general court of Maryland; was reelected in 1781 and held that office until his death at his residence, Mount Clare, near Baltimore, Md., March 23, 1783.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Carroll, Charles (Barrister)," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.952 Original Sources, accessed September 25, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KQ7EBG556MJ7KBI.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Carroll, Charles ("Barrister")." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.952, Original Sources. 25 Sep. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KQ7EBG556MJ7KBI.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Carroll, Charles ("Barrister")' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.952. Original Sources, retrieved 25 September 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KQ7EBG556MJ7KBI.