Charles Carroll of Carrollton

American planter and signatory of the Declaration of Independence (1737-1832)

Charles Carroll of Carrollton (September 19, 1737 – November 14 1832) was a delegate to the Continental Congress and later United States Senator for Maryland. He was the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was the longest lived signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress, dying at the age of 95.

Charles Carroll
United States Senator
from Maryland
In office
March 4, 1789 – November 30, 1792
Preceded byOffice Created
Succeeded byRichard Potts
Maryland State Senate
In office
Personal details
BornSeptember 19, 1737
Annapolis, Maryland
DiedNovember 14, 1832
Baltimore, Maryland
Political partyFederalist
Spouse(s)Mary Darnall
Alma materCollege of St. Omer
College of Louis the Grand

He was a rich planter. Although he opposed slavery he had slaves.[1]


  1. Miller, Randall M.; Wakelyn, Jon L. (1999). Catholics in the Old South: Essays on Church and Culture. Mercer University Press. p. 214. ISBN 978-0-86554-676-9.