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James Bartol Hon. James Lawrence Bartol (1813-1887)
Unknown artist
Oil on canvas, n.d.
49 H x 42 W in.
Presented, c. March 1892
Donor, unknown
Owner, Library Company of the Baltimore Bar
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, 1836
Practiced in Caroline County and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, 1836-1843
Practiced in Baltimore City, 1845-1857
Public Service:
Associate Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1857-1867
Chief Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1867-1883
Named one of the pre-eminent Maryland lawyers and judges of the 18th and 19th centuries. Appointed to the Maryland Court of Appeals by Governor Thomas Watkins Ligon. Arrested June 28, 1862, as a southern sympathizer and imprisoned at Fort McHenry.

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