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.
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|Date Added||Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 1:05pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 266285 N 4390500|
|Decimal Degrees||39.63238333, -77.72325000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 37.943', W 77° 43.395'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 37' 56.58" N, 77° 43' 23.7" W|
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|Area Code(s)||240, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 583-597 MD-65, Hagerstown MD 21740, US|
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