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Charles E. Phelps Hon. Charles Edward Phelps (1833-1908)
Arthur M. Hazard (1872-1930)
Oil on canvas, 1911
44 ½ x 39 W in.
Presented, May 27, 1911
Donor, Phelps family
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, 1855
Formed a legal practice with John V. L. Findlay, 1869
Charter Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1896-1897
Faculty member, University of Maryland School of Law, 1884-1907
Public Service:
Member, City Council, Baltimore City, 1860
U.S. Representative (D), Maryland, 1865-1869
State manager, House of Reformation for Colored Children, Prince George's County, 1872
Commissioner, public schools, Baltimore City, 1876
Associate Judge, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1882-1908
Appointed to the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City by Governor William T. Hamilton. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War, and rose from the rank of Colonel of the Maryland Volunteers to brevetted brigadier general. Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor, 1898. Part of the “New Judge movement” in 1882.

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