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James McSherry Hon. James McSherry (1842-1907)
Harper Pennington (1854-1920)
Oil on canvas, c. 1905
57 H x 42 W in.
Presented, November 5, 1932
Donor, Isaac Lobe Straus
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, 1864
Practiced law in Frederick, Maryland, 1864
Charter Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1896-1897
1st President, Maryland State Bar Association, 1896-1897
Public Service:
Chief Judge, Frederick County Circuit Court, Sixth Judicial Circuit, 1887-1896
Associate Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1887-1896
Chief Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1896-1907
Appointed to the Sixth Judicial Circuit and Court of Appeals by Governor Henry Lloyd. Arrested as Southern sympathizer for refusing to swear allegiance to the United States and was imprisoned at Fort McHenry. Presented a paper to the Maryland State Bar Association on the Chief Judges of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, 1904.

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