|Thomas S. Baer|
|Associate Judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City (now Circuit Court of Maryland for Baltimore City)|
|Maryland House of Delegates, Baltimore City District 2|
|Master in Chancery, Baltimore City|
|Born||March 17, 1843|
|Died|| July 18, 1906 63) (aged|
|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.
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