A Distinguished Politician and Jurist in Maryland and Pennsylvania Neagle, John [1796-1865] [Peale, Rembrandt (1778-1860), After]. [Tilghman, William (1756-1827)]. [Portrait of William Tilghman]. Philadelphia, c. 1815. 29" x 24" (image size). Oil on canvas in ornate nineteenth-century gilded wood frame, small plaque reading "William Tilghman/ Chief Justice of Penna. 1806-1827/ Obiit Aril 30th, 1827" to head of frame. Some minor nicks and chips to frame, gilding slightly dulled, otherwise fine. $6,000. * William Tilghman was a politician and jurist in Maryland and Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Maryland Assembly from 1788 to 1790, and of the Maryland Senate from 1791 to 1793, Chief Judge of the U.S. Circuit Court for Pennsylvania from 1801 to 1802, President Judge of Court of Common Pleas for Philadelphia District in 1805 and Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1806 to 1827. Tilghman ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Pennsylvania as a Federalist in 1811. This portrait belonged to the Philadelphia Bar Association. Founded in 1802, it is the oldest association of lawyers in the United States. Its library, where this portrait was last displayed, was renamed the Theodore F. Jenkins Memorial Law Library in 1967.
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