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James Murray Ambler (1854-1934)
MSA SC 3520-14412
Judge, Baltimore City Supreme Bench, 1912-1924


Born Winchester, Virginia, August 21, 1854. Son of Rev. John Ambler and Ann Maria Mason, a descendent of George Mason. Attended the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia. Graduated 1874. Admitted to bar 1881. Married Eliza Llewellyn Randolph, 1886; two daughters. Died April 8, 1934.

After admission to bar, worked at firm of Barton & Wilmer. Charter member of Maryland State Bar Association, 1896. Chairman, Public Service Commission of Maryland, 1910-1912. Appointed to the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City 1912, elected following year. Retired from the bench, 1924. Continued to work as attorney, on a reduced basis, until his death. Remembered as a "close and constant student of the law."

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