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John Upshur Dennis Hon. John Upshur Dennis (1846-1916)
Dora Murdoch (1857-1933)
Oil on canvas, n.d.
39 H x 34 W in.
Presented, September, 1938
Donor, John Murdock Dennis (son)
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, 1868
Practiced law in Frederick, 1868
Formed a partnership with John Scott, Baltimore City, 1868-1887
Public Service:
Director, Maryland Penitentiary, 1882-1887
Associate Judge, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1887-1908
Appointed to the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City by Governor Henry Lloyd when Judge William A. Fisher resigned. Appointed by Governor John Walter Smith for his second term.

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