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George H. Williams
George Hawkins Williams (1818-1889)
Robert Hinckley (1853-1941)
Oil on canvas, 1909
60 H x 47 W in.
Presented, January, 1909
Donor, unknown
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, c. 1839
Public Service:
Member, Maryland House of Delegates, Baltimore County (D), 1877-1879
Maryland State Senator, Baltimore County (D), 1880-1882
President, Maryland Senate, 1882-1884
Represented John Merryman with George M. Gill which eventually lead to Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney to issue his opinion, Ex parte Merryman, 17 Fed. Cas. 144 (1861) that the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus by President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War was unconstitutional.

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