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Henry D. Harlan Hon. Henry David Harlan (1858-1943)
Thomas C. Corner (1865-1938)
Oil on canvas, 1930
67 ½ H x 46 ¾ in.
Presented, May 30, 1930
Donor, Baltimore City Bar Association
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, 1881
Charter Member, Maryland Bar Association, 1896-1897
40th President, Bar Association of Baltimore City, 1918-1919
General Counsel, Fidelity Trust Company of Maryland, 1913
Chair, Municipal Music Board, 1942-1943
Trustee, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1895-1903
Trustee, the Johns Hopkins University, 1904-1943
Chairman of Board of Trustees, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1903-1941
Public Service:
3rd Chief Judge, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1888-1913
Professor, University of Maryland School of Law, 1883-1932
Dean, University of Maryland School of Law, 1910-1932
Member, Public Improvements Commission, 1920-1941
Appointed as Chief Judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City by Governor Elihu Jackson at the age of thirty, becoming the youngest judge ever appointed. Named one of the pre-eminent Baltimore lawyers and judges of the 20th century. Although not law partners he shared law offices with James P. Gorter and Henry A. Stump, both men would serve on the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City.

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