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
|Francis Scott Key, Esq.
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
Admitted to the bar, c.1801
Practiced in Frederick, Maryland, 1801
Practiced in Georgetown, Washington D.C., 1801
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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