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Chief Judge George William Brown Hon. George William Brown (1812-1890)
Gabrielle deVeaux Clements (1858-1948)
Oil on canvas, 1901
42 H x 38 W in.
Presented, c. 1921
Donor, unknown
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, c. 1834
Founder, Bar Association of Baltimore City, 1880
11th President, Bar Association of Baltimore City, 1889-1890
Founder, Library Company of the Baltimore Bar, 1840
President, Library Company of the Baltimore Bar, 1861-1874
A founder of the Maryland Historical Society, 1844
Professor, University of Maryland School of Law, 1871-1873
Public Service:
Mayor, Baltimore City, 1860-1861
Delegate, Baltimore City, Constitutional Convention, 1867
2nd Chief Judge, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1873-1888
Helped to compile the first digest of decisions of the Maryland Court of Appeals, 1849. Arrested and Imprisoned during the Civil War as a southern sympathizer at Ft. McHenry, Fortress Monroe, Ft. Lafayette and Ft. Warren. Elected chief judge by the Democratic Conservative Party, 1872.

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