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Albert Ritchie (1834-1903)
MSA SC 3520-13146
Delegate, 1867 Constitutional Convention, Baltimore City
8th President of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, 1886-1887
City Solicitor, 1872-1875

City Counselor, 1890-1892

Associate Judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1892-1903


Born September 7, 1834, Frederick, Maryland. Son of Dr. Albert Ritchie.  Attended Dickinson College.  Studied law with brother John Ritchie, Chief Judge of Sixth Circuit Court.  Graduated, University of Virginia Law School, 1856.  Admitted to Baltimore City Bar, May 9, 1859.  Married, Elizabeth Caskie Cabell (b. 1851), October 27, 1875; one son, Albert C. Ritchie (1876-1936), Governor of Maryland, 1920-1935. Died, Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island, September 15, 1903.

Delegate to Constitutional Convention, Baltimore City, 1867.  Baltimore City Solicitor, 1872-1875.  President, Board of Supervisors of Elections, 1880-1881.  President, Bar Association of Baltimore City, 1886-1887.  Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1888.  Baltimore City Counselor, 1890-1892.  Appointed to Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1892, to fill vacancy created by the death of Judge William A. Stewart; elected to full term, 1893. President, Maryland Historical Society.

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