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Luther Martin Hon. Luther Martin (1748-1826)
Cephas Thompson (1775-1856)
Oil on canvas,  c.1804
33 3/16 x 28 W in.
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, 1771
Public Service:
Maryland Delegate to the Constitutional Convention, 1787 (did not sign)
Attorney General of Maryland, 1778-1805, 1818-1822
Chief Judge, Courts of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, 1813-1816
Named one of the pre-eminent Maryland lawyers and judges of the 18th and 19th centuries. He argued Maryland's position in the landmark Supreme Court case McCulloch v. Maryland.

Another painting of Luther Martin in collection by Rembrandt Peale

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