William Thomas Hamilton

William Thomas Hamilton (HM20WI)

Location: Hagerstown, MD 21740 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 37.943', W 77° 43.395'

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1820 - 1888

—Political And Business Figure —

A leading businessman and attorney, Hamilton served on the boards of nearly every major business and public improvement in Hagerstown in the mid-19th century, including efforts to improve the city's streets, water supply and public works. When confederates ransomed the city in 1864, he was one of several prominent citizens who represented the city in meeting the rebels' demands and saved Hagerstown from destruction. He served one term in the U.S. Senate (1869 -1875) and was elected the 38th governor of Maryland (1880 -1884). His administration was known for efforts to improve the state's economy and to improve efficiency and reduce waste in government. He left office with widespread popularity among Maryland's citizens.
HM NumberHM20WI
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Date Added Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 1:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 266285 N 4390500
Decimal Degrees39.63238333, -77.72325000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 37.943', W 77° 43.395'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 37' 56.58" N, 77° 43' 23.7" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 583-597 MD-65, Hagerstown MD 21740, US
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