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Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse
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William Pinkney Hon. William Pinkney (1764-1822)
Harvey Brownson
Oil on canvas, 1953
34 H x 27 W in.
Presented, November 18, 1953
Donor, Mayor & City Council
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, 1782
Public Service:
Delegate, Harford County, Maryland Legislature and Ratification Convention, 1788
Member, Maryland House of Delegates, Harford County, 1788-92
Maryland Senate elector , 1791
U.S. Representative (R), 1791-1791, 1815-1816
Mayor of Annapolis, 1794-1795
Common councilman, Annapolis, 1794-1796
Member, Maryland House of Delegates, Anne Arundel County, 1795
U.S. Ambassador to England, 1796-1804
Attorney General of Maryland, 1804-1806
U.S. Attorney General, 1811-1814
U.S. Minister Plenipotentiary to Russia, with a special mission to Naples, 1816-1818
U.S. Senator, Maryland (R), 1820-1822
Named one of the pre-eminent Maryland lawyers and judges of the 18th and 19th centuries. Injured during the War of 1812 at the Battle of Bladensburg.

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