William Matthew Merrick

Personal

Birthday: 
9/1/1818
Birthplace: 
near Faulkner, MD
Date of Death: 
2/4/1889
Place of Death: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland, 1839-1844
Private practice, Frederick, Maryland, 1844-1854
Deputy attorney general, Frederick County, Maryland, 1845-1850
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1854-1855
Private practice, Howard County, Maryland, 1863-1870, 1873-1886
Senior professor of law, Columbian College, Washington, D.C., 1866-1867
State representative, Maryland, 1870
U.S. representative from Maryland, 1871-1873

Education

Name of School: 
Georgetown College (now Georgetown University)
Degree Year: 
1831
Name of School - Second: 
University of Virginia
Name of School - Third: 
Read law
Degree Year - Third: 
1839

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Circuit Court of the District of Columbia
President Nominating: 
Franklin Pierce
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
12/14/1855
Termination Date: 
03/03/1863
Termination Reason: 
Abolition of Court
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]
Court Name - Second: 

District of Columbia District Court

Commission Date - Second: 
03/30/1886
Termination Date - Second: 
02/04/1889
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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