Archives of Maryland
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George M. Gill (1803-1887)
MSA SC 3520-13144


Born February 15, 1803, Baltimore, Maryland.  Son of John Gill. Graduated, St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore, c. 1819. Studied law, admitted to the bar, 1823. Married Ann W. McElderry, 1830, died soon after; two children, Elizabeth and Anne. Married Ann McKim Bowley, seven children: John M. Gill, Jr., George Gill, Jr., Mary, Esther, Anna, Theresa, Fannie. Died November 18, 1887 in Baltimore. Buried at Greenmont Cemetery.

Practiced law in Baltimore and Harford Counties following admission to the bar, later in Baltimore City. Whig until the 1850s, later became a Democrat. Served on Baltimore City Council, prior to 1860. Supported George William Brown's campaign for Mayor of Baltimore, 1860. Baltimore City Counselor, 1861. Represented John Merryman in his habeas corpus case, 1861. Delegate, Baltimore City, 1867 Constitutional Convention. Director, Western Maryland Railroad; Northern Central Railroad. Active as lawyer and businessman until shortly before his death. Member of Franklin Street Presbyterian Church.

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