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Chancellor Theodorick Bland Chancellor Theodorick Bland (1776-1846)
John Wesley Jarvis (1780-1839)
Oil on Canvas, n.d.
39 H x 34 W in.
Presented, April 25, 1900
Donor, Sophie Bland Mayo
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, c.1797
Public Service:
Member, Maryland House of Delegates, 1808-1810
Maryland State Senator, Western Shore, 1811
Associate Judge, Sixth Judicial District, Baltimore and Harford Counties, 1812
Secretary of the Committee of Safety, War of 1812
Commissioner to South America, 1817
Judge, U.S. District of Maryland, 1818-1824
Chancellor of Maryland, 1824-1846
Helped to write a new state criminal code which was enacted by the Legislature in November Session, 1809. The painting is on loan to U.S. District Court until 2040 A.D. Named one of the pre-eminent Maryland lawyers and judges of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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