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Chancellor John Johnson Jr
Chancellor John Johnson, Jr. (1798-1856)
Unknown artist
Oil on canvas, c. 1825
49 H x 42 ½ W in.
Presented, April 1879
Donor, Reverdy Johnson, Jr.
Owner, Library Company of the Baltimore Bar
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, c.1820
Private practice, Upper Marlborough, 1821-1829
Private practice, Baltimore City, 1854-1856
Public Service:
Clerk, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1829-1836
Member, Maryland House of Delegates, Anne Arundel County, 1836
Chancellor of Maryland, 1846-1851
Last Chancellor of Maryland when the office was abolished by the Maryland Constitution of 1851. The High Court of Chancery officially ceased to exist on June 4th, 1854. His father was Chancellor of Maryland from 1821-1824. His brother Reverdy Johnson served Maryland and the nation in various political offices.

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