Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Hicks, Thomas Holliday

Hicks, Thomas Holliday, a Senator from Maryland; born near East New Market, Dorchester County, Md., September 2, 1798; attended the local subscription schools; sheriff ofDorchester County in 1824; member of the State electoral college in 1836 and while a member of the college was elected to the State house of delegates in 1836; member of the Governor’s council in 1837; register of wills of Dorchester County 1838-1851; member of the Maryland constitutional convention in 1851; again appointed register of wills 1855-1861; Governor of Maryland in 1862; declined the appointment by President Lincoln as brigadier general in July 1862; took a firm stand against secession; appointed and subsequently elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James A. Pearce and served from December 29, 1862, until his death in Washington, D.C., February 14, 1865; interment in the Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Md.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Hicks, Thomas Holliday," 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.1306 1307. Original Sources, accessed September 30, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L16F4FPINCRG4Q1.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Hicks, Thomas Holliday." 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.1306, page 1307. Original Sources. 30 Sep. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L16F4FPINCRG4Q1.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Hicks, Thomas Holliday' 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.1306, pp.1307. Original Sources, retrieved 30 September 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L16F4FPINCRG4Q1.