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Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse
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John T. Tucker Hon. John T. Tucker (1891-1967)
Henry Cooper (1907-2003)
Oil on canvas, 1967
47 ˝ H x 39 ˝ W in.
Presented, December 15, 1967
Donor, Baltimore City Bar Association
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, c.1915
Practiced in the firm, Carman, Tucker & Anderson
President, Eastern Shore Society of Baltimore City
Public Service:
Associate Judge, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1943-1961
Appointed to the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City by Governor Herbert R. O'Conor. Played a significant rule in the history of Maryland’s civil rights movement. In 1950, ruled that the actions of the University of Maryland at College Park were unconstitutional for barring Parren Mitchell from going to graduate school. The university tried to create a separate off-campus program where he would be the only student.

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