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William Gwynn, Esq. (1775-1854)
Unknown artist
Oil on canvas, n.d.
47 H x 41 W in.
Presented, c. 1863
Donor, Gwynn family
Owner, Library Company of the Baltimore Bar
Private Career:
1st Vice President of the Hibernian Society of Baltimore
Public Service:
Tax Commissioner, Baltimore County, 1798
Baltimore City Counselor, 1840-1841
Editor of the Federal Gazette and Baltimore Daily Advertiser, 1812-1833
Comments:
Member of the Hibernian Society of Baltimore City which helped with the construction of the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. The members’ names appear on West wall at the 280-foot level of the Monument.