Archives of Maryland
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John H. B. Latrobe (1803-1891)
MSA SC 3520-14346


Born: John Hazlehurst Boneval Latrobe, Mary 4, 1803, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Father: Benjamin Henry Latrobe

Mother: Mary Elizabeth Hazlehurst

Marriage: (1) Margaret Stewart, November 29, 1828; (2) Charlotte Virginia Claiborne, December 6, 1832, in Natchez, Louisiana

Children: with Charlotte: Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe (1833-1911); Osmum Latrobe, Virginia Latrobe, Richard Stuart Latrobe; Lidia Latrobe; and John H. B. Latrobe, Jr.

Education: West Point; studied law under Robert Goodloe Harper

Occupations: lawyer; inventor of the Latobe stove; artist; member, American Colonization Society; president, Maryland Historical Society, lead counsel for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad with Charles J. M. Gwinn; Incorporator of the Bar Association of Baltimore City 1879; Co-founder of the American Bar Association; and Co-organizer of the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Died: September 11, 1891, in Baltimore, Maryland

Buried: Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland

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