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Samuel K. Dennis
Hon. Samuel King Dennis (1874-1953)
Thomas C. Corner (1865-1938)
Oil on canvas, 1938
68 H x 46 W in.
Presented, October 29, 1954
Donor, Helen Gordon Moore Dennis (widow)
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, 1904
Partnership, James U. Dennis (cousin)
39th President, Maryland State Bar Association, 1933-1934
Public Service:
Private secretary to Governor John Walter Smith, 1900-1904
Member, Maryland House of Delegates, Worcester County (D), 1904
U.S. Attorney, Maryland, 1915-1920
6th Chief Judge, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1928-1944
Appointed Chief Judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City by Governor Albert C. Ritchie. Named one of the pre-eminent Baltimore lawyers and judges of the 20th century. The first Baltimore judge to wear a robe on the bench, in 1928 after his investiture.

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