James Black Groome (April 4, 1838– October 5, 1893), a member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 36th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1874 to 1876. He was also a member of the United State Senate, representing Maryland, from 1879-1885.
Hiram McCullough (September 26, 1813 — March 4, 1885) was a U.S. Congressman from Maryland, serving two terms from 1865—1869. Born near Elkton, Maryland, McCullough pursued an academic course at Elkton Academy and later studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1837, commencing practice in Elkton. He served in the Maryland State Senate from 1845 until 1851, and was an unsuccessful candidate in 1850 for election to the Thirty-second Congress.
George Edward Mitchell (March 3, 1781 – June 28, 1832) was an American politician. Born at present-day Elkton, Maryland, Mitchell completed preparatory studies and graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia on June 5, 1805. He practiced medicine in Elkton from 1806 to 1812. He was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1808, and served as member of the executive council of Maryland, and as president of the council from 1809 to 1812.
Levin Gale (April 24, 1784 – December 18, 1834) was an American politician. Born in Elkton, Maryland, Gale attended the common schools, studied law, and was admitted to the bar and practiced in Elkton. He was member of the Maryland State Senate in 1816, and was elected from the sixth district of Maryland as a Jacksonian candidate to the Twentieth Congress, and served from March 4, 1827, to March 3, 1829.
Samuel Caldwell Sample (August 15, 1796 – December 2, 1855) was a United States Representative from Indiana. He was born in Elkton, Maryland and attended a rural school. He learned to become a carpenter and assisted his father in his contracting business. In 1823 he moved with his father to Connersville, Indiana. He studied law there and was admitted to the bar in 1833. After being admitted to the bar, he began practicing law in South Bend, Indiana.
Alexander Evans (September 13, 1818 - December 5, 1888) was a U.S. Representative from Maryland. Born in Elkton, Maryland, Evans attended the public schools and the local academy at Elkton. He was a civil engineer's assistant, and later studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in his native city. Evans was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth, Thirty-first, and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1853).