Baltimore City seal - click for Home The Baltimore City Circuit Court
& Baltimore Bar Library Art Collection
in Connection with the Maryland State Archives

MSA SC 5590

Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse
black line

Joseph Byrnes
Hon. Joseph R. Byrnes (1900-1971)
Edward Carey Kenney (1915- ?)
Oil on canvas, 1973
35 H x 30 W in.
Presented, January 24, 1973
Donor, Baltimore City Bar Association
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, 1932
Practiced in firm of Tydings, Sauerwein, Levy & Archer, 1939-1942
Partner, Byrnes and Gordon, 1942
Public Service:
Deputy Clerk, Superior Court of Baltimore City, 1932-1935
Deputy Clerk, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1935-1939
Maryland State Senator, Baltimore City (D), 1943-1950
President, Maryland Senate, 1947-1950
Associate Judge, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1950-1968
Member, the 1967-1968 Constitutional Convention of Maryland
Compiled the first detailed catalog of the Baltimore City Courthouse portraits entitled, Portraits In the Court House, which appeared in The Daily Record, March 23, 1936. Appointed to the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City by Governor William Preston Lane. Appointed President of the Maryland Senate by Governor Lane. Father of Judge J. Norris Byrnes who serves on the bench of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County. His other son Judge John Carroll Byrnes served on the bench of Circuit Court of Baltimore City from 1982-2002 and is still associated with the court.
 Historical & Biographical Series at the Maryland State Archives

This information resource of the Maryland State Archives is presented here for fair use in the public domain. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: Rights assessment for associated source material is the responsibility of the user.

Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!

[ Archives' Home Page  ||  All About Maryland  ||  Maryland Manual On-Line  ||  Reference & Research
||  Search the Archives   ||  Education & Outreach  ||  Archives of Maryland Online ]

Governor     General Assembly    Judiciary     Maryland.Gov

© Copyright October 26, 2005 Maryland State Archives