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James Polk Gorter (1858-1939)
MSA SC 3520-12822
Senate, BC, 1892
Charter Member of the Maryland Bar Association 1896-1897
Associate Judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City 1907-1922
5th Chief Judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City 1922-1928
Born August 27, 1858. Son of
Gosse Onno Gorter (b. 1818) and Mary Anne Polk. Attended Charles
M. Maguire's school in Baltimore; Anne Arundel County Academy,
1871-1872; St. John's College Preparatory Department, 1872-1874.
Received B.A., St. John's College, 1877; LL.B., University of
Maryland Law School, 1881; M.A., St. John's College, 1887; LL.D., St.
John's College, 1912. Married, Anne Ward Poulteny; one son,
Thomas Poulteny Gorter. Died in Baltimore, November 10, 1939.
Studied law with Alexander H. Hagner, 1878. Taught public school
in Annapolis, Maryland, 1879-1880. Entered into private law
practice with H. Arthur Stump and Henry D. Harlan, both future judges
of the Supreme Bench. Elected to State Senate, 1891.
Baltimore City Attorney, 1892-1896. Baltimore City Collector,
1899-1903. Associate Judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore
City, 1907-1922. Elevated to Chief Judge, 1922. Retired
1928. Taught at University of Baltimore, later University of
Maryland Law School. Charter Member of Maryland State Bar
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