Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

William Frick (1790-1855)
MSA SC 3520-1819

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, November 2, 1790.  Attended Moravian College, Nazareth, Pennsylvania; studied law under William H. Winder of Baltimore.  Admitted to the Baltimore bar, 1813.  Married Mary Sloan (d. 1866) on June 16, 1816; children William Frederick (b. 1817), Elizabeth A. (m. William Power), Mary L., Charles, George P., Frank, James Sloan, and William.  Died in Warm Springs, Virginia, July 29, 1855.

Volunteered in the War of 1812.  Engaged in the private practice of law in Baltimore City.  Presidential elector (Jackson), 1833.  Appointed Collector of the Port of Baltimore, 1836.  Senate, Baltimore City, 1841-46.  Chief judge, Baltimore County Court, 1848-51.  Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1848-51.  Elected first judge, Superior Court of Baltimore City, 1851-55.  Master, Cassia Lodge of Masons.

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