John Thomson Mason Jr.
|John Thomson Mason Jr.|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 6th district
March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
|Preceded by||Francis Thomas|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Ara Spence|
|24th Secretary of State of Maryland|
|Preceded by||Richard C. Hollyday|
|Succeeded by||Richard C. Hollyday|
|Member of Maryland House of Delegates|
May 9, 1815|
Montpelier, Clear Spring, Maryland
|Died||March 28, 1873
|Spouse(s)||Margaret Augusta Cowan|
|Residence||Stafford Hall, Washington County, Maryland|
|Alma mater||Princeton University|
Early life and education
Born at the Montpelier estate near Hagerstown, Maryland, Mason was educated by a private tutor and graduated from Princeton College in 1836. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Hagerstown in 1838.
Mason later served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates in 1838 and 1839, and was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress, serving one term from March 4, 1841 to March 3, 1843. He was a judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals from 1851 to 1857, and afterwards a collector of customs at Baltimore, Maryland, from 1857 to 1861. He moved to Annapolis, Maryland, and served as Secretary of State of Maryland from 1872 until his death in 1873.
Death and interment
Marriage and children
- Louise Gilmer Mason Terry (February 12, 1844–September 26, 1921)
- William Temple Thomson Mason (December 12, 1845–April 5, 1847)
- Elizabeth Mason Porter (born March 28, 1848)
- John Thomson Mason (born January 3, 1850)
John Thomson Mason Jr. was a grandnephew of George Mason (1725–1792); grandson of Thomson Mason (1733–1785); nephew of Stevens Thomson Mason (1760–1803); son of John Thomson Mason (1765–1824) and Elizabeth Beltzhoover Mason (1781–1836); second cousin of Thomson Francis Mason (1785–1838); first cousin of Armistead Thomson Mason (1787–1819), John Thomson Mason (1787–1850), and James Murray Mason (1798–1871); and first cousin once removed of Stevens Thomson Mason (1811–1843).
- United States Congress. "John Thomson Mason Jr. (id: M000219)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|U.S. Congressman from the 6th district of Maryland
Thomas A. Spence
Richard C. Hollyday
|Secretary of State of Maryland
Richard C. Hollyday