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Charles J. M. Gwinn (1822-1894)
MSA SC 3520-1507


Born:  Charles John Morris Gwinn, October 21, 1822, in Baltimore, Maryland

Father:  Charles Gwinn

Mother:  Eliza Gwinn

Sisters:    Elizabeth M. Gwinn (1815-1897); Sarah M. Gwinn (c. 1818-1890); and Emily Ann Gwinn (c. 1820-1900); all died unmarried and without children.

Marriage:  Married Matilda Elizabeth Bowie Johnson, daughter of Reverdy Johnson, January 26, 1858 at St. Paul's Church in Baltimore

Children  Mary ("Mamie") Mackall Gwinn (1861-1940), who married Alfred Hodder (1866-1907) in 1904. Mary and Alfred had no children.

Religious Affiliation:  Episcopal

Education  University of Maryland; Princeton (class of 1840); studied law with John H. B. Latrobe

Occupations:  Lawyer, admitted to the bar in 1843; lead counsel for the B&O Railroad; general counsel in Maryland for Western Maryland Union Telephone Company and C&P Telephone Company; Trustee for Johns Hopkins Hospital and University;

Office Held:  House of Delegates (Baltimore City), 1849; Delegate to State Constitutional Convention of 1850; Delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1860, 1868, 1880, 1884, and 1897; Presidential elector (Democrat), 1852; State's Attorney for Baltimore City, 1857-1861; Attorney General, 1875-1883

Died:  February 11, 1894, of pneumonia at his home, 33 East Mt. Vernon Place, Baltimore Maryland

Buried: Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland

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