Born: March 28, 1793
Georgetown, Maryland

Died: May 6, 1872
Georgetown, D.C.

James Dunlop

Judge, Circuit Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by James K. Polk on December 23, 1845; Confirmed by the Senate on February 03, 1846, and received commission on February 3, 1846. Service terminated on November 27, 1855, due to appointment to another judicial position.
Chief Judge, Circuit Court of the District of Columbia USCC
Nominated by Franklin Pierce on December 23, 1845; Service terminated on March 3, 1863, due to abolition of the court.

Princeton University, A.B., 1811
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Frame Dimensions
45.5″ x 40.5″

Canvas Dimensions
30.25″ x 25.5″

Overall Condition
Some wear and tear on front of portrait, but overall good condition.

Artist is Charles Armor.

Year Painted

Professional Career:

Private practice, Georgetown, D.C., 1863-1872
Secretary, Corporation of Georgetown, D.C., -1838
Judge, Criminal Court of the District of Columbia, -1845

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

  • Dunlop family papers, 1750-1930. 8 ft. (5,000 items); collection includes James Dunlop’s personal papers.

Maryland Historical Society Baltimore, Md.

  • Dunlop family papers, 1788-1908. 2 vols. and 1 box; collection includes James Dunlop’s correspondence, accounts, and farm records.