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John H. B. Latrobe
John H. B. Latrobe, Esq. (1803-1891)
William Edward West (1788-1857)
Oil on canvas, c. 1840
36 ½ H x 31 ½ W in.
Presented, unknown
Donor. unknown
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, 1825
Incorporator of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, 1879
Counsel, B&O Railroad, 1827-1891
Counsel, Foreign Creditors of Maryland, 1841
President, American Colonization Society, 1853-1891
Commissioner from Maryland, Centennial Celebration of the United States in Philadelphia, 1876
Public Service:
Regent, University of Maryland
Co-founder, American Bar Association, 1878. Co-founder & President of the Maryland Historical Society. Co-organizer of the Maryland Institute College of Art, 1851 Named one of the pre-eminent Maryland lawyers and judges of the 18th and 19th centuries. Designed the entrance to Druid Hill Park on Madison Street in 1860. Invented the "Latrobe Stove" also known as "The Parlor Heater”.

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