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Henry Stockbridge

There were four generations of men named Henry Stockbridge in Baltimore. The first, Henry Smith Stockbridge, son of Deacon Jason Stockbridge, was born in Hadley, Massachusetts on 31 August 1822 and became a lawyer in Baltimore. He died on 11 March 1895. His son, Henry W. Stockbridge, born 18 September 1856 in Baltimore, also became a lawyer and joined his father's practice briefly (necessarily becoming known as "Jr." despite their different middle names), appearing with him in the 1890 Baltimore City Directory. His son, Henry Stockbridge, was born in 1885/6; and his son, Henry P. Stockbridge, was born 19 May 1917 and died recently on 3 October 2000. It is probably Henry II (1856-1924) who was the mineral collector on the side, having graduated from Amherst, a hotbed of mineralogical interest:

STOCKBRIDGE, Henry, Jr., a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., September 18, 1856; attended public and private schools and Williston Academy, Easthampton, Mass.; was graduated from Amherst (Mass.) College in 1877 and from the law school of the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1878; was admitted to the bar in the latter year and commenced practice in Baltimore; employed on the editorial staff of the Baltimore Herald and later with the Baltimore American; appointed as an examiner in equity by the supreme bench of Baltimore in December 1882; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); declined to be a candidate for re-nomination in 1890; served as United States commissioner of immigration for the port of Baltimore 1891-1893; elected judge of the supreme bench of Baltimore in November 1896 and served until 1911; regent of the University of Maryland 1907-1920; appointed judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals on April 13, 1911, and was elected in November 1911 for a term of fifteen years; died in Baltimore, Md., March 22, 1924; interment in Loudon Park Cemetery.

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