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William Gwynn, Esq. (1775-1854)

Unknown artist
Oil on canvas, n.d.
47 ½ H x 41 W in.
Presented: c. 1863
Donor: Gwynn family
Owner: Library Company of the Baltimore Bar
Private Career:
1st Vice President of the Hibernian Society of Baltimore
Public Service:
Tax Commissioner, Baltimore County, 1798
Baltimore City Counselor, 1840-1841
Editor of the Federal Gazette and Baltimore Daily Advertiser, 1812-1833
Member of the Hibernian Society of Baltimore City which helped with the construction of the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. The members’ names appear on West wall at the 280-foot level of the Monument.