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Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse
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William C. Smith Hon. William Conwell Smith (1887-1954)
R. McGill Mackall (1889-1982)
Oil on canvas, 1956
67 H x 48 W in.
Presented, June 1, 1956
Donor, Members of the Bar Association of Baltimore City
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, 1908
Practiced in the law firms of Mengel, Barton, & Smith 1908-1913, and Mengel & Smith, 1913-1917
Private Practice, 1924-1938
Vice-President, Bar Association of Baltimore City, 1835-1836
38th President, Bar Association of Baltimore City, 1936-1937
Member, House of Delegates of the American Bar Association, 1930-1938
State Delegate to the American Bar Association, 1943-1946
Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Legal Aid Bureau, 1940-1954
Public Service:
Associate Judge, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1938-1945
Member of the Board of Mental Hygiene, 1944-1954
Member of the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, 1946-1954
7th Chief Judge, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1945-1955
Served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Air Force during World War I. Designated Chief Judge of the Supreme Bench upon the retirement of Samuel K. Dennis.

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