Barbara Ann Mikulski (born July 20, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected to the Senate in 1986, she is the first woman elected to the Senate from Maryland. She currently ranks 17th in seniority in the Senate, and is the most senior female Senator. She received 1,504,691 votes in her 2004 reelection campaign, the largest number of votes to date for a Senate candidate in Maryland.
Paul Spyros Sarbanes (born February 3, 1933), a Democrat, is a former United States Senator who represented the state of Maryland. Sarbanes was the longest-serving senator in Maryland history, having served from 1977 until 2007. He did not seek re-election in 2006, when he was succeeded by fellow Democrat Ben Cardin. Sarbanes was known for his low-key style, often shunning the limelight over his 30-year Senate career.
John Pendleton Kennedy (October 25, 1795 – August 18, 1870) was an American novelist and Whig politician who served as United States Secretary of the Navy from July 26, 1852 to March 4, 1853, during the administration of President Millard Fillmore, and as a U.S. Representative from the Maryland's 4th congressional district. He was the brother of U.S. Senator Anthony Kennedy.
Wayne Thomas Gilchrest (born April 15, 1946) is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives who represented Maryland's 1st congressional district. In 2008, the moderate Gilchrest was defeated in the Republican primary by State Senator Andy Harris.
Charles Albert Ruppersberger III; usually known as Dutch Ruppersberger (born January 31, 1946) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 2 Congressional district of Maryland since 2003. The district includes parts of Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Harford County and Baltimore City. Areas in the district include Dundalk, Towson and Severn.
Albert Russell "Al" Wynn (born September 10, 1951) is a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives. He represented the 4th district of Maryland from 1993 to 2008. On February 13, 2008, Al Wynn was defeated in the Democratic primary by Donna Edwards, and resigned his office effective May 31, 2008.
Steny Hamilton Hoyer (born June 14, 1939) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Maryland's 5th congressional district since 1981. On November 16, 2006, Hoyer was elected as House Majority Leader over John Murtha of Pennsylvania. He is the first Marylander to become Majority Leader.
Roscoe Gardner Bartlett (born June 3, 1926) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 6th district of Maryland since 1993. He is currently the sole Republican member of the U.S. Congress (in either house) from Maryland.
Christopher "Chris" Van Hollen, Jr. (born January 10, 1959) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Maryland's 8th congressional district since 2003. The district includes most of Montgomery County, a suburban county adjacent to Washington, D.C. , as well as parts of Prince George's County, another county that borders Washington, D.C.
Robert Leroy "Bob" Ehrlich, Jr. (born November 25, 1957) is an American politician who served as the 60th Governor of Maryland from 2003 to 2007. A Republican, he became governor after defeating Democratic opponent Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, a member of the Kennedy family, 51% to 48% in the 2002 elections. Prior to serving as governor, Ehrlich represented Maryland's 2 Congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives and was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates.
Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr. (August 1, 1903 – August 23, 1987) was an American politician who was a U.S. Representative from Maryland's 3rd congressional district and subsequently the mayor of Baltimore, Maryland. D'Alesandro was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Mary and Thomas J. D'Alesandro, who were born in Montenerodomo, Abruzzo, Italy. . D'Alesandro attended Calvert Business College in Baltimore.
Carlton Ralph Sickles (June 15, 1921–January 17, 2004) was an American lawyer and a Congressman from Maryland's At-large congressional district. Sickles was born in Hamden, Connecticut. After graduating from Georgetown in 1943, Sickles entered the U.S. Army and served until the end of World War II. He returned home to study law and was admitted to the bar in 1948.
Daniel Carroll (July 22, 1730 – July 5, 1796) was a politician and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a prominent member of one of America's great colonial families that included his cousin Charles Carroll of Carrollton who signed the Declaration of Independence, and his brother John Carroll who was the first Catholic bishop in the United States. He was one of only five men to sign both the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution of the United States.
Robert Wright (November 20, 1752–September 7, 1826) was an American politician. Wright was born at Narborough, near Chestertown, Maryland, attended the common schools, and Washington College of Chestertown. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1773, and commenced practice in Chestertown. He served in the Maryland militia during the American Revolutionary War as private, lieutenant, and later as captain.
Michael Darr Barnes (born September 3, 1943, in Washington, D.C. ) represented the eighth district of Maryland in the United States House of Representatives from 1979 to 1987 and was the president of the Brady Campaign gun control organization from 2000 through 2006. After serving in the Marine Corps (1967 to 1969), being discharged with the rank of corporal, Michael Barnes attended George Washington University and obtained a Juris Doctor degree in 1972.
John Brown (c.1760 – December 13, 1815) was an American Congressman from the seventh district of Maryland. Brown's birth date and location are unknown, but he served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1807 to 1808 and was elected as a Republican to the Eleventh Congress in 1809.
Gabriel Duvall (December 6, 1752 – March 6, 1844) was an American politician and jurist. Born in Prince George's County, Maryland, Duvall read law to enter the Bar in 1778. He was a Clerk for the Maryland Council of Safety from 1775 to 1777, and for the Maryland House of Delegates from 1777 to 1781.
John Nelson (June 1, 1791 – January 8, 1860) was Attorney General of the United States from 1843 to 1845 under John Tyler. Nelson was born in Frederick, Maryland, the son of politician Roger Nelson. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1811 and was admitted to the bar in 1813, starting practice in Frederick. He held several local offices before being elected to the United States House of Representatives representing Maryland's fourth district.
Thomas Alan Goldsborough (September 16, 1877 – June 16, 1951) was a U.S. jurist and politician. Goldsborough was born in Greensboro, Maryland. He attended the public schools and the local academy at Greensboro, later graduating from Washington College of Chestertown, Maryland, in 1899. In 1901, he graduated from the law department of the University of Maryland at Baltimore, was admitted to the bar the same year, and commenced practice in Denton, Maryland.