Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

James McSherry (1842-1907)
MSA SC 3520-14358


Born in Frederick, Maryland, Frederick County, December 30, 1842.  Son of James McSherry, Jr. and Eliza Spurrier McSherry.  Attended St. John's Literary Institute, Frederick, 1850-56; Mount St. Mary's College, 1856-61.  Read law, 1861-64.  Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1864.  Married Clara Louise McAleer on February 21, 1866; children were J. Roger McSherry, who became secretary of the state senate, the future Mrs. John M. Alvarez, the future Mrs. F. Frederick Alvey, Caroline S., Bertha S., and the future Mrs. Clinton.  Catholic.  Died at his home in Frederick, October 23, 1907.

Practiced law in Frederick.  Chief Judge, Frederick County Circuit Court, Sixth Judicial Circuit, 1887-96.  Associate judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1887-96; chief judge, 1896-1907. Served on the Executive Committee of the Maryland State House Building Commission.  Director, Citizens' National Bank.

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