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Hon. Stevenson Archer (1786-1846)

Unknown artist
Oil on canvas, c.1840
41 H x 35 1/2 W in.
Presented: unknown
Donor: Archer family
Owner Library Company of the Baltimore Bar
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, 1808
Private Practice, 1808
Practiced law in Harford, Cecil and Kent Counties, c. 1823
Public Service:
Member, Maryland House of Delegates, Harford County (D), 1809-1810, 1854
U.S. House of Representatives (D), 1811-1817 and 1819-1821
U.S. Judge of the Mississippi Territory, 1817-1818
Chief Judge, Baltimore and Harford County Circuit Courts, 1824-1844
Associate Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1823-1844 v Chief Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1844-1848
Appointed to the Mississippi Territory with the powers of governor by President James Madison. Appointed Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals by Governor Thomas Pratt.