Gabriel DUVALL, Congress, MD (1752-1844)


DUVALL, Gabriel, a Representative from Maryland; born in Prince Georges County, Md., December 6, 1752; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the Governor’s council in 1783 and 1784; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John F. Mercer; reelected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress and served from November 11, 1794, to March 28, 1796, when he resigned; appointed chief justice of the general court of Maryland on April 2, 1796, and resigned in 1802; appointed First Comptroller of the Treasury December 15, 1802, and served until his resignation November 18, 1811; elected judge of the court of appeals of Maryland on January 16, 1806, but declined to serve; appointed by President James Madison on November 15, 1811, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and served until his resignation on January 15, 1835, because of deafness; died near Glenn Dale, in Prince Georges County, Md., on March 6, 1844; interment in the Marcus Duvall estate “Wigwam” family burial ground near Glenn Dale, Md.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present