16th Governor of Maryland
Who was Charles Goldsborough?
Charles Goldsborough was the 16th Governor of Maryland. He started his career as a lawyer before pursuing politics. His political career included terms in the Maryland House of Delegates, Maryland State Senate, and the United States House of Representatives from Maryland’s 8th Congressional district. Charles Goldsborough was also elected as a member of the American Antiquarian Society, America’s oldest historical society with a national focus.
Charles Goldsborough has a number of fellow state governors in his family tree including Phillips Lee Goldsborough (47th Maryland Governor), Philip Francis Thomas (28th Maryland Governor), Edward Lloyd V (13th Maryland Governor), Henry Lloyd (40th Maryland Governor), and Fitzhugh Lee (40th Virginia Governor). He has kinship to the current royal family through the late Princess Diana, and his U.S. Presidential kin include John Quincy Adams, William Henry Harrison, Warren G. Harding, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Charles Goldsborough’s celebrity kin include socialite and TV personality Paris Hilton, actor Humphrey Bogart, actress Katharine Hepburn, singer and songwriter Grace Slick, chef and TV personality Julia Child, actress Lee Remick, actor Alec Baldwin, actress Paget Brewster, actress Jordana Brewster, actor Ted Danson, and a number of others. Some of his other notable kin include Confederate General James Longstreet, author Stephen Crane, evolutionist Charles Darwin, British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, and author Louisa May Alcott.
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