Charles Carroll of Carrollton

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Charles Carroll (September 19, 1737 – November 14, 1832), known as Charles Carroll of Carrollton or Charles Carroll III to distinguish him from his similarly named relatives, was a wealthy Maryland planter and an early advocate of independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and Confederation Congress and later as first United States Senator for Maryland. He was the only Catholic and the longest-lived (and last surviving) signatory of the Declaration of Independence, dying 56 years after the document was first signed.

ecpclio writings re: CCC:

[ Charles Carroll of Carrollton: English Aristocrat in an American Setting in "Anywhere So Long As There Be Freedom", Baltimore Museum of Art, 1975, pp. 42-57.