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This portrait of Charles Carroll, a member of the Maryland Committee of Correspondence and Safety and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was completed by Thomas Sully (1783-1872) in 1826.
Charles Carroll was born in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1737. He married his cousin Mary Darnall in 1768. He was a member of of the Maryland Committee of Correspondence and Safety, a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1776 to 1778, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a United States senator from Maryland from 1789 to 1792. Carroll was active in business and land development, a member of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Company, organized in 1823, and was on the first board of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Charles Carroll died in Baltimore in 1832.