Phillips Lee Goldsborough

Phillips Lee Goldsborough ( born August 6, 1865 in Princess Anne, Somerset County, Maryland, † October 22, 1946 in Baltimore, Maryland ) was an American politician ( Republican) and 1912-1916 Governor of Maryland. Between 1929 and 1935 he represented his state in the U.S. Senate.

Early years and political rise

Phillip Goldsborough attended both private and public schools in his native country. After studying law he was admitted in 1886 as a lawyer. Then he started in Cambridge to work in his new profession. At the same time he went into the banking business.

Between 1892 and 1898 he was District Attorney in Dorchester County. After that, he was from 1898 to 1899 Head of the Court of Auditors ( Comptroller of the Treasury) of Maryland. Between 1902 and 1911 he worked for the U.S. Treasury as a tax agent for the tax district Maryland. On November 7, 1911, he was elected as a candidate of his party to Democrat Arthur Pue Gorman to the new governor of his state.

Governor of Maryland

Phillips Goldsborough began his four -year term on 10 January 1912. During his tenure, the streets of the state were expanded to meet the increasing traffic. A comprehensive school reform improved the education system. So then, compulsory education in Maryland have been introduced and extended school hours. Even the teachers were better trained. At that time, a committee was established, which dealt with severance pay and compensation of accident victims ( Workmen's Compensation Commission ).

U.S. Senator

After the end of his term on January 12, 1916 Goldsborough president of the National Union Bank and from 1917 to 1928 chairman of the Baltimore Trust Company. During this time, his first attempt to be elected to the U.S. Senate failed. In 1928, he had more success. He was the former Senator William Cabell Bruce beat and move in as a U.S. senator of the Class 1 category in the Congress. Goldsborough completed only a six -year term in 1935 and retired again from the Congress. His seat went to George Radcliffe.

Further CV

In 1934 he applied unsuccessfully for his party's nomination for the gubernatorial elections of Maryland. He was defeated by Harry Nice. Between 1932 and 1936, Goldsborough was a member of the Republican National Committee. After that he worked as a lawyer again. Since 1935, Phillips Goldsborough was following his appointment by President Franklin D. Roosevelt also on the board of the State Deposit Insurance Corporation. This office he retained until his death in 1946. Goldsborough Phillips was married to Mary Ellen Showell, with whom he had three children.