Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Hall Hammond (1902-1991)
MSA SC 3520-1521

Biography:

Born in Baltimore on May 18, 1902.  Son of William S. Hammond and Rosalie Hall Hammond.  Attended Gilman School; Jefferson School; Baltimore City College; The Johns Hopkins University, A.B., 1923; University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1925.  Married Elizabeth Ashton Luck in October 1934.  Resided in Stevenson, Maryland.  Died November 27, 1991.

Employed with the law firm of Willis & Hudgins, 1925-29; private practice, 1929-52.  Deputy Attorney General of Maryland, 1938-46; Attorney General of Maryland, 1947-52.  Secretary, Alcoholic Beverage Survey Commission, 1942-43.  Associate Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1952-66; Chief Judge, 1966-72.  Worked to create the Court of Special Appeals.  Was the first chief judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals to present a State of the Judiciary address to the General Assembly.  Member, Board of Directors, Children's Hospital School; South Baltimore General Hospital.  Chair, Finance Committee, Aged Women's and Aged Men's homes.  Chair, Maryland State Library Committee; Hall of Records Commission.  Member, Order of the Coif honor society.

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