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Colonel John Eager Howard and Margaret Chew Howard


Ink on paper silhouette of "Colonel John Eager Howard and Margaret Chew Howard", 1808, by Henry Williams. Howard (1752-1827) rose to the rank of colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He served as the 5th Governor of Maryland (1788-1791) and was a United States Senator from Maryland (1796-1803). Howard County as well as Howard and Eager Streets in Baltimore are named after him. Seated, and receiving a flower from John, is his wife Margaret "Peggy" Chew Howard (1760-1824). They married in 1787 and had nine children.




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7.5 x 9.75 inches

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