Cephas Thompson (1775-1856)
Oil on canvas, c.1804
33 3/16 x 28 W in.
Admitted to the bar, 1771
Maryland Delegate to the Constitutional Convention, 1787 (did not sign)
Attorney General of Maryland, 1778-1805, 1818-1822
Chief Judge, Courts of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, 1813-1816
Named one of the pre-eminent Maryland lawyers and judges of the 18th and 19th centuries. He argued Maryland's position in the landmark Supreme Court case McCulloch v. Maryland.