Elias Glenn

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Elias Glenn (August 26, 1769 – January 6, 1846) was a United States federal judge.


Born in Elkton, Maryland to Maryland attorney and federal judge John Glenn, Elias Glenn was in private practice in Baltimore before becoming a judge of the Baltimore County Court. He was the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland from 1812 to 1824.

On August 31, 1824, Glenn received a recess appointment from James Monroe to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland vacated by Theodorick Bland. Formally nominated on December 16, 1824, Glenn was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 3, 1825, and received his commission the same day. Glenn's service was terminated by his resignation on April 1, 1836.

He returned to private practice in Baltimore from 1836 until his death in that city in 1846.


Glenn's son, William Wilkins Glenn, was a journalist and newspaper proprietor who was jailed for his Confederate sympathies.[1]


  1. ^ Glenn, William Wilkins, Bayly Ellen Marks, and Mark Norton Schatz, Between North and South: A Maryland Journalist Views the Civil War: the Narrative of William Wilkins Glenn, 1861-1869. Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1976.


Legal offices
Preceded by
Theodorick Bland
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Succeeded by
Upton Scott Heath