Roger Brooke Taney ("tawny"; March 17, 1777 – October 12, 1864) was the fifth Chief Justice of the United States, holding that office from 1836 until his death in 1864, and was the first Roman Catholic to hold that office. He was also the eleventh United States Attorney General. He is most remembered for delivering the majority opinion in Dred Scott v.
Luther Martin (February 9, 1748 – July 8, 1826) was a politician and one of United States' Founding Fathers, who refused to sign the Constitution because he felt it violated states' rights. He was a leading Anti-Federalist, along with Patrick Henry and George Mason, whose actions helped passage of the Bill of Rights.
William Preston Lane, Jr. (May 12, 1892 - February 7, 1967), a member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 52nd Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1947 to 1951. William Preston Lane, born in Hagerstown, Maryland, was a direct descendant of several Maryland pioneer families. He attended public school in Hagerstown before graduating from the University of Virginia in 1915 with a law degree, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.
Herbert Romulus O'Conor (November 17, 1896 – March 4, 1960), a Democrat, was the 51st Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1939 to 1947. He also served in the United States Senate, representing Maryland from 1947 to 1953. O'Conor was born in Baltimore, Maryland to James P. A. O'Conor and Mary A. (Galvin) O'Conor. He received his B.A. degree from Loyola College and graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1920.
Albert Cabell Ritchie (August 29, 1876 – February 24, 1936), a member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 49th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1920 to 1935. Ritchie campaigned for, but did not win, the Democratic presidential nomination in both 1924 and 1932.
William Pinkney Whyte (August 8, 1824 – March 17, 1908), a member of the United States Democratic Party, was a politician who served the State of Maryland as a State Delegate, the State Comptroller, a United States Senator, the 35th Governor, the Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, and the State Attorney General.
John Montgomery (1764 – July 17, 1828) was an American lawyer from Baltimore, Maryland. He represented the sixth district of Maryland in the U.S. Congress from 1807 until 1811, and later served as the Attorney General of Maryland (1811–1818) and Mayor of Baltimore (1820–22 and 1824–26).
Isidor Rayner (April 11, 1850 – November 25, 1912) was a Democratic member of the United States Senate, representing the State of Maryland from 1905-1912. He also represented the Fourth Congressional District of Maryland from 1887 to 1889, and 1891 to 1895. Rayner was born in to a Jewish-German family in Baltimore, Maryland, and attended local private schools. He later attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and the University of Virginia.
J. Joseph Curran, Jr. (born July 7, 1931) is an American politician and the longest serving elected Attorney General in Maryland history. His son-in-law, Martin J. O'Malley, is the Governor of Maryland.
The Attorney General of Maryland is the chief legal officer of the State of Maryland in the United States and is elected by the people every four years with no term limits. To run for the office a person must be a citizen of and qualified voter in Maryland and must have resided and practiced law in the state for at least ten years. The Attorney General has general charge, supervision and direction of the legal business of the State.
William Curran (April 12, 1885 – October 4, 1951) was a Democratic politician from Baltimore, Maryland. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Maryland in 1924 and 1944, and as Attorney General of Maryland from 1945-1946.
Charles Boyle Roberts (April 19, 1842 – September 10, 1899) was a U.S. Congressman from Maryland, serving the second district from 1875 to 1879. Roberts was born in Uniontown, Maryland, and graduated from Calvert College of New Windsor, Maryland, in 1861. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1864, commencing practice in Westminster, Maryland.
Isaac Dashiell Jones (November 1, 1806 – July 5, 1893) was a U.S. Congressman from Maryland, serving from 1841 to 1843. Born on the family homestead Wetipquin in Somerset County, Maryland, Jones completed preparatory studies and graduated from Washington Academy, where he became assistant tutor before his studies were completed. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Princess Anne, Maryland.
Robert C. Murphy (October 9, 1926 – October 31, 2000) was a lawyer and jurist from Baltimore County, Maryland. He served as Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, from 1972 to October 1996. He was appointed by then Governor Marvin Mandel. Murphy was born in Baltimore City, Maryland and attended public schools including Forest Park Senior High School in Baltimore City, Maryland. He served in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946.
Douglas F. "Doug" Gansler (born 1962) is a Maryland politician and Attorney General of Maryland. Gansler won the Democratic nomination in the primary election on September 12, 2006, and beat Republican Scott Rolle in the general election on November 7, 2006.
Alexander Randall (January 3, 1803 - November 21, 1881) was a U.S. Representative from Maryland. Born in Annapolis, Maryland, Randall was educated under private tutors. He graduated from St. John's College of Annapolis in 1822, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Annapolis in 1824. Randall was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843), but declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1842.
Hall Hammond (May 18, 1902 - November 27, 1991) was an American jurist and politician who served as Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals and Attorney General for the state of Maryland. Hammond was born in Baltimore, Maryland to William S. Hammond and Rosalie Hall Hammond. He received his early education from the Gilman School, the Jefferson School, and Baltimore City College. He received his A.B. degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1923, and his LL.B.
Ogle Marbury (August 23, 1882 - October 3, 1973) was an American jurist who served as Chief Judge of the supreme court of the U.S. state of Maryland, the Court of Appeals. Marbury was born in Guilford, Howard County, Maryland to Reverend Ogle Marbury and Eleanora Brevitt MacKenzie Marbury. He was privately tutored as a youth, and also attended Baltimore City College and Deichmann Gymnasium School. He received his B.A. degree in 1902 from Johns Hopkins University, and his LL.B.