PLATER, George (1735-1792)

PLATER, GEORGE, (father of Thomas Plater), a Delegate from Maryland; born in Sotterly, near Leonardtown, St. Marys County, Md., November 8, 1735; was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., in 1753; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Annapolis, Md.; member of the Maryland Assembly in 1758; naval officer at Patuxent 1767-1771; judge of the provincial court 1771-1773; member of the council in 1773 and 1774; represented St. Marys County in the Annapolis conventions of 1776; Member of the Continental Congress 1778-1780; president of the state ratification convention in 1788; elected governor of Maryland in 1791; died before the expiration of his term, in Annapolis, Md., February 10, 1792; interment in the garden of ``Sotterly,'' his home, near Leonardtown, Md.

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: In the Gouverneur Morris Papers, 1768-1816, 1,374 items.
Correspondents include George Plater. The papers are also available on microfilm.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the John Glassford and Company Records, 1743-1886, 62 linear feet.
Persons represented include George Plater. A finding aid is available in the library and online.