Briscoe Gerard Baldwin, January 31, 1842-May 18, 1852

Briscoe Gerard Baldwin
Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., 1903, by John Pleasants Walker
Location: Hearing Room A

Born January 18, 1789, in Winchester
Died May 18, 1852, near Staunton

Elected by the General Assembly on January 26, 1842, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Henry St. George Tucker and began his service on January 31, 1842. Service terminated by death.

Education:
Attended the College of William and Mary, 1806
Read law with Judge William Daniel, Sr., in Cumberland County

Professional career:
Private practice, Staunton, 1809-1842
Appellate practice at the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia in Lewisburg, 1835-1842
State delegate, 1818-1823, 1841
Delegate, Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1829-1830
Proprietor, Staunton Law School, 1831-1839, circa

Military service:
War of 1812 (Militia)

Further reading/Research collections 


Sources:
Elected, 39 Va., iii; birth, death, education, and career, E. Lee Shepard, “Briscoe Gerard Baldwin (1789-1852),” Dictionary of Virginia Biography(1998); and E. Lee Shepard, “Briscoe Gerard Baldwin: Staunton Law School: 1831-1839, circa,” W. Hamilton Bryson, Legal Education in Virginia: A Biographical Approach, 1779-1979 (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1982), 67-72; Baldwin served in the Virginia militia, and his unit was called up in the summer of 1813, see Joseph Addison Waddell, Annals of Augusta County, Virginia, from 1726-1871 (Staunton, Va.: C.R. Cardwell, 1902), 294; portrait, Library of Virginia catalog; digital image courtesy the Library of Virginia, which currently houses the portrait.