• e left the Army, studied law, and began practice at St Louis, Missouri, in 1939.[1] After serving as United States district attorney (1839???43) and as judge of the court of common pleas (1834???1849), he moved to Maryland in 1852 and devoted himself to law practice principally in the United States Supreme Court.[1] He was United States Solicitor in the Court of Claims (1855???58) and was associat