Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

T. Scott Offutt (1872-1943)
MSA SC 3520-14462


Born Thiemann Scott Offutt, June 12, 1872, Montgomery County, Maryland.  Son of William Scott and Henrietta (Baker) Offutt.  Attended local public schools; University of Virginia; St. John's College.  Admitted to the bar, 1898.  Married to Lydia Trail Yellott.  Died December 24, 1943, in Baltimore, Maryland.  Buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Towson, Maryland.

Studied law with cousin, Milton W. Offutt.  Worked as a correspondent of the Baltimore Morning Herald while studying the law. Practiced in partnership with John I. Yellott and Osborne I. Yellott.  Appointed Chief Judge, Third Judicial Circuit, and  Associate Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, March 1920. Served until reaching mandatory retirement age of seventy, 1942. President, Maryland State Bar Association, 1923-1924. Delivered oration at the Maryland Tercentenary celebration at St. Mary's City in 1934.

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