John Glenn (judge)

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John Glenn (October 9, 1795 – July 8, 1853) was a Maryland attorney and federal judge.

Born in Elkton, Maryland, Glenn read law to enter the bar in 1817. He was in private practice in Baltimore, Maryland for a time, and then became the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland. He was nominated by President Millard Fillmore on March 18, 1852, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland vacated by Upton S. Heath. The following day, Glenn was confirmed by the United States Senate and received his commission. He served on the court until his death.

Glenn purchased and expanded his brothers slave farm estate Hilton near Catonsville, Maryland in 1842. He entertained Robert E. Lee as a guest several times and lived there until his death. The estate is currently part of the Community College of Baltimore County, with the majority of the original property subdivided for housing developments.[1]


  1. ^ "Maryland State Archives" (PDF). Retrieved 15 December 2013. 


Legal offices
Preceded by
Upton S. Heath
Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
March 19, 1852 – July 8, 1853
Succeeded by
William Fell Giles