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Hon. Reverdy Johnson (1796-1876)

Unknown artist
Oil on canvas, n.d.
37 1/2 H x 31 1/2 W
Presented: unknown
Donor: unknown
Owner: Library Company of the Baltimore Bar
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, 1815
Practiced law in Baltimore, 1819-1876 (intermittent)
Public Service:
State's Attorney, Prince George's County, 1816-1817
Deputy Attorney General of Maryland, 1816-1817
Chief Commissioner of Insolvent Debtors, 1817
Maryland State Senator, Western Shore ,1821-1827
U.S. Senator Maryland, 1845-1849, 1863-1868
U.S Attorney General, 1849-1850
U.S. Secretary of War, ad interim, 1849
Member, Maryland House of Delegates, Baltimore County, 1861-1862
U.S. Minister to Great Britain, 1868-1869
Counsel to President Andrew Johnson during his impeachment trial, 1868. Named one of the pre-eminent Maryland lawyers and judges of the 18th and 19th centuries.