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Peregrine Lithbury Wickes (1837-1923)
MSA SC 3520-14408
Judge, Baltimore City Supreme Bench, 1891-1907


Born in Chestertown, Maryland, August 14, 1837. Son of Joseph Wickes IV and Elizabeth Chambers Wickes. Brother Benjamin C. Wickes, Deputy Attorney-General, Kent County, and noted lawyer. Attended Washington College, in Chestertown. Received B.A. from Princeton, 1856, received M.A. the following year. Studied law with S. Teackle Wallis, a prominent Maryland attorney, 1858-1859. Admitted to the bar, 1859. Married Henrietta C. Welsh, of York, Pennsylvania; seven surviving children. Died October 27, 1923.

Practiced law in Chestertown, 1859-1867, moved practice to York until 1875. Elected Judge of 19th Judicial District of Pennsylvania, 1875. Moved practice to Baltimore, 1886. Appointed to Supreme Bench of Baltimore City in 1891, and elected to same post the following year. Served until mandatory retirement at age 70, 1907.

Upon his retirement, his fellow judges noted their respect for Wickes and his "love of justice and [his] remarkable quickness of perception, and...the accuracy and promptness with which ...[he was] able to apply correct principles to the righteous decision of cases" ( Baltimore News 16 Aug 1907).

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