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Our History: Featured Alumni/ae: Boyd, Andrew H., 1871

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Andrew Hunter Boyd

Chief Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals

Andrew Hunter Boyd was born in Winchester, Virginia in 1849. He attended Washington & Lee University from 1866 to 1868 and the University of Virginia from 1868 to 1869, where he earned his LL.B. in 1871. Boyd served as deputy clerk for Allegany County, Maryland from 1869 to 1870, and practiced law in Cumberland, Maryland after 1871. He also served as State's Attorney for Allegany County from 1876 to 1880.

In 1893, Boyd was appointed to the Maryland Court of Appeals as an associate judge, and also as chief judge of the Allegany County Circuit Court, 4th Judicial District. He served in those positions until 1907, when he was promoted to Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, where he served until 1924. Boyd died on August 2, 1935.