See also:American lawyer, was
See also:born in New
See also:Brunswick, New Jersey, on the 9th of
See also:February 1748 . He graduated at the
See also:college of New Jersey (now
See also:Princeton University) at the
See also:head of a class of
See also:thirty-five in 1766, and immediately afterwards removed to
See also:Maryland, teaching at Queenstown in that colony until 1770, and being admitted to the
See also:bar in 1771 . He practised
See also:law for a
See also:time in Virginia, then returned to Maryland, and became recognized as the
See also:leader of the Maryland bar and as one of the ablest lawyers in the
See also:United States . From 1778 to 1805 he was
See also:attorney-general of Maryland; in 1814-1816 he was chief
See also:judge of the
See also:court of Oyer and Terminer for the city of Baltimore; and in 1818-1822 he was attorney-general of Maryland . He was one of Maryland's representatives in the
See also:Continental Congress in 1784-1785 and in the Constitutional
See also:Convention of 1787 at
See also:Philadelphia, but opposed the constitution and refused to affix his signature . He subsequently allied himself with the Federalists, and was an opponent of
See also:Thomas Jefferson, who in 1807 spoke of him as the "Federal Bull-
See also:Dog." His ability was shown in his famous defence of Judge
See also:Chase (q.v.) in the
See also:impeachment trial before the United States
See also:Senate in 1804-1805, and in his defence of
See also:Burr (q.v.) against the
See also:charge of treason in 1807 . He has been character and private
See also:life .
See also:Martin died on the 18th of
See also:August 1909 .
JOHN MARTIN (1789-1854)
SIR THEODORE MARTIN (1816-1909)
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