To the Honorable the Judges of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland:
The undersigned members of the Bar of this Court, comprising a committee appointed by the Bar Association of Montgomery County for the purpose, submits the following memorial; and respectfully requests on behalf of the membership of the Bar, that it be spread upon the minutes of the Court.
Henry Maurice Talbott
In the eighty-third year of his life, Henry Maurice Talbott, a member of the Maryland Bar for more than fifty years, passed away at his place of residence in Rockville, Maryland, on the third day of November in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-four, after a short illness. Born in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, the son of Benson Talbott and Maria Hyde Talbott, our departed brother spent the early years of his life in the Poolesville district of our county. Shortly after attaining his majority, Mr. Talbott was admitted to the Bar, have graduated from Columbian College, Washington, D. C., in 1872. For some time he engaged in the business of grain broker in Georgetown, D. C., and about 1880 took up the practice of law in Rockville, where he soon established, and later maintained, a reputation for aggressive representation of the causes of his clients. His trial practice became large, and extended into practically every county of western Maryland, and into the District of Columbia. Coincident with his professional rise, Mr. Talbott’s wide acquaintance and his ability as a public speaker won him a high place in political affairs, and he was for many years identified with the leadership of the Democratic Party in the politics of the county and state, at one time holding the office of State’s Attorney for Montgomery County.
His early professional success was founded upon a thorough knowledge of the law, and until his last illness Mr. Talbott graciously shared that knowledge with his fellow lawyers, and especially was generous toward and eager to assist the younger members of the Bar to solve perplexing problems which inevitably beset the novice in the practice of our ancient profession.
The burden of advancing years required Mr. Talbott to refrain from trial practice, but his counsel was valued by his Clients and friends.
In his passing the Bar is sensible of his loss, and the condolences of the members of the Bar are extended to the bereaved family.
Clifford H. Robertson
William H. Pace
For the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
Filed Nov. 12, 1934