Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Stedman Prescott (1896-1968)
MSA SC 3520-1636


Born August 30, 1896 in Norbeck, Montgomery County.  Son of Alexander F. and Edith Stanley (Kellogg) Prescott.  Attended Rockville Academy; Rockville High School, graduated 1914; Georgetown University School of Law, LL.B., 1919.  Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1924.  Married Edith Callender Minnick on July 14, 1917; four children:  Calla P. Belt, Stedman Prescott, Jr., Mary P. Rosenberger, and Anne P. Brandau.  Episcopalian.  Resided in Rockville and Crownsville.  Died November 14, 1968.

Served in U.S. Army, 1917-18.  Private law practice, Rockville.  Defense attorney.  Member of Rockville City Council, 1924-30.  State's Attorney for Montgomery County, 1930-34.  Member of the Maryland Senate, 1935-38.  Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, 1938-54; Chief Judge, 1955-58.  Associate Judge, Court of Appeals, 1958-64; Chief Judge, 1964-66 (retired August 30, 1966).  Member, Alcoholic Beverage Survey Commission, 1942-43.  President, Maryland State Bar Association, 1954-55.  Delegate, American Bar Association.  Fellow, American Bar Foundation.  Chair, Executive Committee, Judicial Conference of Maryland.  Member, Masons; Eastern Star; American Legion; Lions Club; Delta Theta Phi fraternity; Manor Country Club.

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