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Francis Scott Key Francis Scott Key, Esq. (1779-1843)
Louis P. Dieterich (1841-1922)

Oil on canvas, 1914 

43 H x 37 W in. 

Presented, September 10, 1914 

Donor, Avalon Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution 

Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court 

Private Career: 
Admitted to the bar, c.1801 
Practiced in Frederick, Maryland, 1801 
Practiced in Georgetown, Washington D.C., 1801 
Public Service: 
U.S. District Attorney, District of Columbia, 1833-1841 
Appeared regularly before the Maryland Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. In 1814, during the British bombardment of Fort McHenry he wrote The Star Spangled Banner which was adopted as the U.S. National Anthem on March 3, 1931. 

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