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Harry M. Clabaugh (1856-1914) 
MSA SC 3520-1510


Born in Cumberland, Allegany County, July 16, 1856.  Son of G. W. Clabaugh and wife, Ellen.  Attended Pennyslvania College at Gettysburg, 1877; Univsersity of Maryland School of Law, 1878.  Married Catherine Swope; two daughters.  Died in Washington, D.C., March 6, 1914.  Buried in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Law partner of George R. Gaither, Jr. Practiced law in both Baltimore City and Carroll County. Attorney General, 1895-99. Resigned to accept appointment as an associate judge of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia by President William McKinley. He was appointed Chief Justice of the court in 1903 by President Theodore Roosevelt. Served as a faculty member and later dean of the law school at Georgetown University.  Active in Republican politics, he was twice elected chairman of the Republican State Central Committee of Maryland. 

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