William Matthew S. Merrick (1818-1889)
MSA SC 3520-2091
Born: September 1, 1818 in Charles County, Maryland1
Father: William Duhurst Merrick1
Education: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, VA
admitted to bar in 18391
Marriage: October 15, 1844 to Mary B. Wickliffe2
Children: no children3
Positions: Deputy Attorney General of Frederick County, 1845-1850
Associate Justice Circuit Court for D.C., 1854-1863
Professor of Law at Columbian University (now George Washington University), 1866-1867
Delegate to Maryland State Constitutional Convention, 1867
Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1870
United States Representative, 1871-1873
Associate judge of supreme court of the District of Columbia (appointed by President Cleveland), 1885-18891
Died: February 4, 18891
Buried: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Maryland1
1. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774-1989. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1989.
2 Long, Trudie Davis and Edith Olivia Eader, comps. The Jacob Engelbert Marriage Ledger of Frederick County, Maryland 1820-1890. Monrovia:Paw Prints Inc., 1994.
3. The Baltimore Sun 5 February 1889
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