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Daniel Webster
Hon. Daniel Webster (1782-1852)
Unknown artist
Oil on canvas, n.d.
38 H x 34 W in.
Presented, May 25, 1908
Donor, David Stewart
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, 1805
Private practice, New Hampshire, 1805-1813
Public Service:
U.S Representative, New Hampshire, 1813-1817
U.S Representative, Massachusetts (Whig) 1823-1827
U.S. Senator, Massachusetts, (Whig) 1827-1841, 1845-1850
U.S Secretary of State, 1841-1843, 1850-1852
Counsel for James McCulloch, in the U.S. Supreme Court case, McCulloch v. Maryland, 17 U.S. 316 (1819) which dealt with the constitutionality of a Congress-chartered corporation, and more generally with the dispersion of power between state and federal governments. It was determined that states could not tax federal institutions.

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