Terrell, Robert H. (Robert Heberton), 1857-1925

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Teacher, lawyer, and judge.

From the description of Robert H. Terrell papers, 1870-1954 (bulk 1884-1925). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78015459

Biographical Note

  • 1857, Nov. 27: Born, Orange, Va.
  • 1865: Moved with family to Washington, D.C.
  • 1884: A.B., with honors, Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1884 - 1889 : Taught, M Street High School, Washington, D.C. Studied law, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1889: LL.B., Howard University, Washington, D.C. Appointed chief of division, Office of the Fourth Auditor, U.S. Treasury Department
  • 1891: Married Mary Eliza Church (died 1954)
  • 1893: LL.M., Howard University, Washington, D.C. Admitted to the bar Joined in partnership with John R. Lynch to form the law firm of Lynch and Terrell
  • 1897: Elected to Washington Board of Trade, Washington, D.C.
  • 1899 - 1901 : Promoted to principal, M Street High School, Washington, D.C.
  • 1902 - 1925 : Judge, municipal court of the District of Columbia (known as Justice of the Peace Courts, 1901-1909
  • 1911 - 1925 : Instructor in law, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1925, Dec. 20: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Robert H. Terrell Papers, 1870-1954, (bulk 1884-1925), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Robert H. Terrell Papers, 1870-1954, (bulk 1884-1925) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Terrell, Robert Heberton, 1857-1925. The papers of Robert H. Terrell [microform]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Terrell, Mary Church, 1863-1954. Mary Church Terrell collection additions, ca. 1895-ca. 1970. Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
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associatedWith Anderson, Charles William, 1866-1938. person
associatedWith Bruce, Roscoe Conkling, 1879-1950. person
associatedWith Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918. person
associatedWith Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911. person
associatedWith Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924. person
associatedWith Lynch, John Roy, 1847-1939. person
associatedWith Mattingly, Robert. person
associatedWith Mattingly, Robert. person
associatedWith McKinley, William, 1843-1901. person
associatedWith Purvis, Charles Burleigh, 1842-1929. person
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Root, Elihu, 1845-1937. person
associatedWith Scott, Emmett J. (Emmett Jay), 1873-1957. person
associatedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. person
associatedWith Terrell, Mary Church, 1863-1954. person
associatedWith Washington Board of Trade. corporateBody
associatedWith Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915. person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. person
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Birth 1857

Death 1925


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