Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

William Matthew S. Merrick (1818-1889)
MSA SC 3520-2091

Born:  September 1, 1818 in Charles County, Maryland1
Father:  William Duhurst Merrick1
Mother: (unknown)
Education:  Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
                    University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, VA
                    admitted to bar in 18391
Religious Affiliation:
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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