Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Calvert, Charles Benedict

Calvert, Charles Benedict, a Representative from Maryland; born in Riverdale, Prince Georges County, Md., August 24, 1808; completed preparatory studies at Bladensburg Academy, Maryland; was graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1827; engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock breeding; member of the State house of delegates in 1839, 1843, and 1844; president of the Prince Georges County Agricultural Society and the Maryland State Agricultural Society; vice president of the United States Agricultural Society; founded the first agricultural research college in America (later the Maryland Agricultural College at College Park), chartered in 1856; one of the early advocates for the establishment of the United States Department of Agriculture; elected as a Union Whig to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Riverdale, Prince Georges County, Md., May 12, 1864; interment in Calvert Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Calvert, Charles Benedict," 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.938 Original Sources, accessed October 3, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LJDA527225MQZQA.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Calvert, Charles Benedict." 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.938, Original Sources. 3 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LJDA527225MQZQA.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Calvert, Charles Benedict' 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.938. Original Sources, retrieved 3 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LJDA527225MQZQA.