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Emory H. Niles Hon. Emory Hamilton Niles (1892-1976)
John Follinsbee (1892-1972)
Oil on canvas, 1945
35 H x 29 Ĺ W in.
Presented, December 6, 1979
Donor, Ann Whitridge Niles (widow)
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, 1920
68th President of the Maryland Bar Association, 1961-1962
Practiced in his fatherís firm Niles , Wolff, Barton & Morrow, 1920-1938
Founder and co-editor, American Maritime Cases, 1923
Public Service:
Member, Judicial Council of Maryland, 1923-1934
President, Baltimore Criminal Justice Commission, 1933-1934
Associate Judge, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1938-1954
8th Chief Judge, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1955-1963
Nominated by the Democratic State Central Committee and elected to the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City in 1938. Appointed Chief Judge by Governor Theodore R. McKeldin in 1958. He retired in 1962 upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70.Named one of the pre-eminent Baltimore lawyers and judges of the 20th century.

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