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Eugene O'Dunne
Hon. Eugene O’Dunne (1875-1959)
Mary Lewis Carey
Oil on canvas, n.d.
28 ½ H x 25 W in.
Presented, 1993
Donor, William Borcher III, Anne Carey Boucher
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
Admitted to bar, c. 1899
Private practice, 1910-1925
36th President, Bar Association of Baltimore City, 1914-1915
Public Service:
Assistant State's Attorney, Maryland, 1903-c.1905
Deputy State's Attorney, Maryland, 1905-1910
Chairman, Special Commission to Study the Maryland Penal System, 1908
Associate Judge, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1926-1945
Appointed to the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City by Governor Albert C. Ritchie in 1926 and within a year won election for a full fifteen year term. He was re-elected to another fifteen year term in 1951, but retired at the mandatory age of seventy in 1945. While serving on the bench, taught criminal law and medical jurisprudence at the University of Maryland School of Law, Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Other painting of Eugene O' Dunne in the collection
Historical & Biographical Series at the Maryland State Archives

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