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William Matthew Merrick
Birth: Sep. 1, 1818
Faulkner
Charles County
Maryland, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1889
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

US Congressman. An 1831 graduate of Georgetown University, he then studied law at the University of Virginia. After being admitted to the bar in 1839, he established a practice in Frederick, Maryland. Serving as associate justice of the United States Circuit Court for the District of Columbia from 1854 to 1863, he then became professor of law at what is now George Washington University. In 1870 he was elected as a Democrat to Congress from Maryland, serving from 1871 to 1873. Defeated for reelection, he was appointed associate judge of the supreme court of the District of Columbia by President Cleveland in 1885, a post he held until his death in 1889. He was the son of Senator William Duhurst Merrick. He was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Washington, D.C. but was reinterred at Oak Hill Cemetery in an unmarked grave. (bio by: Garver Graver) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Duhurst Merrick (1793 - 1857)
  Catherine Thomas Merrick (1800 - 1850)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Wickliffe Merrick (1817 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Van Ness, Lot 153 East (Unmarked)
 
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Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: May 14, 2009
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