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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Hicks, Thomas Holliday 1798-1865 Statesman; born in Dorchester county, Md., Sept. 2, 1798; was a farmer in early life; was often in the State legislature, and was governor of the commonwealth from 1858 to 1862. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1862, for the unexpired term of a deceased Senator, and re-elected for the term ending in 1867. When the Civil War broke out, Governor Hicks stood firmly for the Union. He declared, in a proclamation after the attack on the Massachusetts regiment in Baltimore Thomas Holliday Hicks. (April 19, 1861), that all his authority would be exercised in support of the government (see Baltimore). By his patriotism and firmness, Maryland was saved from attempting secession from the Union. He died in Washington, D. C., Feb. 13, 1865.