Thomas S. Baer

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Thomas S. Baer
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Associate Judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City (now Circuit Court of Maryland for Baltimore City)
In office
Maryland House of Delegates, Baltimore City District 2
In office
Master in Chancery, Baltimore City
In office
Personal details
Born(1843-03-17)March 17, 1843
Baltimore, Maryland
Died July 18, 1906(1906-07-18) (aged 63)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Elizabeth S. Beacham
Alma mater Central High School of Baltimore, 1859; (now Baltimore City College)

Thomas S. Baer (1843–1906) was an American jurist who served as a judge on the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City (now the Circuit Court of Maryland for Baltimore City) in the United States of America from 1903 until his death in 1906.

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Born in Baltimore, Maryland, March 17, 1843. Son of Rev. John Baer, an elder/minister of the Baltimore Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Graduated from the Central High School of Baltimore, (later renamed The Baltimore City College, 1868), then located at northeast corner, Holliday and East Fayette Streets (former "Old Assembly Rooms" building), 1859; third oldest public high school established in America, 1839. Studied law in the office of William S. Waters. Admitted to the Maryland bar May 18, 1865. Married Elizabeth S. Beacham (d. 26 December 1891); no children. Died July 18, 1906, in Baltimore, Maryland. [1]

Methodist Episcopal Church religious organization in the United States

The Methodist Episcopal Church (MEC) was the oldest and largest Methodist denomination in the United States from its founding in 1784 until 1939. It was also the first religious denomination in the US to organize itself on a national basis. In 1939, the MEC reunited with two breakaway Methodist denominations to form the Methodist Church. In 1968, the Methodist Church merged with the Evangelical United Brethren Church to form the United Methodist Church.

The Baltimore City College, known colloquially as City, City College, B.C.C. and nicknamed "The Castle on the Hill" is a public magnet high school in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Established and authorized by resolution in March 1839 by the Baltimore City Council, signed / approved by the 10th Mayor, Sheppard C. Leakin (1838-1840), and opened in October 1839 as "The High School", "City" is the third oldest active public high school in the US. A citywide college preparatory school with a liberal arts focus, The Baltimore City College has selective admissions criteria based on entrance exams and middle school grades. The four-year City College curriculum includes the IB Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate curriculums since the mid 1980s.

Professional career

Thomas S. Baer's law practice specialized in equity and real estate matters. Practiced law with John T. McGlone, (1865–1872), and with Mr. Isaac McCurley, (1872–1875). Baer was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in the General Assembly of Maryland from Baltimore City District 2, in 1894. He was also a member of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners from 1884 to 1888. The 18th President of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, (1896–1897), Baer taught law from at the University of Maryland School of Law, 1893–1903, where he lectured on real property, titles and copyrights. [1]

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  1. 1 2 "Thomas S. Baer". Archives of Maryland (Biographical Series). Maryland State Archives. 2005. Retrieved 16 December 2011.