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Thomas J. Baldrige

Thomas Jackson Baldrige (April 5, 1872January 27, 1964 ) was a Pennsylvania lawyer and judge. He served part of a term as state Attorney General, and then on the state's Superior Court for over twenty years, the last two as President Judge.

Life and career

Baldrige was born the son of Howard Malcolm and Laura Mattern Baldrige. His father was a prominent Blair County lawyer. Baldrige attended Phillips Academy, Bucknell University, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He read law with his father, and was admitted to the Blair County bar in 1895.

He married Anna P. Dean in 1917.

In 1910, he was appointed President Judge of the Blair County counts, and then elected for two ten-year terms. In 1927, he resigned to become state Attorney General. In 1929, he was appointed to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, then elected later in 1929 and again in 1939 to ten-year terms. In 1945, he was commissioned President Judge of the court, and then resigned in 1947, due to hearing.

Notable relatives

His father's older brother was Howard Hammond Baldrige, a Nebraska state senator, Howard Hammond was the father of [[Howard M. Baldrige|Howard Malcolm

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