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Arthur W. Machen Jr. Arthur W. Machen, Jr., Esq. (1877-1950)
Thomas M. Heaton
Oil on canvas, 1941
47 ¼ H x 41 ½ W in.
Presented, November, 1951
Donor, Mrs. Arthur W. Machen, Jr. (widow)
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, 1899
Practiced law with his father Arthur W. Machen Sr., 1899-1915
President, Library Company of the Baltimore Bar, 1964-1966
46th President, Maryland State Bar Association, 1939-1940
Public Service:
Special Assistant to U.S. Attorney, 1914-1915
Chairman of the Maryland Tax Revision Commission, 1927
Named one of the pre-eminent Baltimore lawyers and judges of the 20th century. Authored A Treatise on the Modern Law of Corporations in 1908 and A Treatise on the Federal Corporation Tax Law, 1909. Reorganized Maryland’s tax laws into one article under the Maryland code.

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