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William Luke Marbury, American Lawyer. Bar: Maryland. bar 1925. Recipient Presidential medal for Merit, 1945.


Marbury, William Luke was born on September 12, 1901 in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. Son of William Luke and Silvine von Dorsner (Slingluff) Marbury.


Student, Virginia Military Institute, 1918-1919;Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Virginia, 1921;Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1924;Doctor of Laws, Harvard, 1970;D.M.A., Peabody Institute, 1967.


Practiced in, Baltimoremember firm, Piper & Marbury (and predecessor firms), Baltimore, 1931-1988;general counsel, Maryland. Port Authority, 1956-1967;trustee, Peabody Institute of Baltimore, 1935-1967;president, Peabody Institute of Baltimore, 1948-1957; chairman of the board of trustees, Peabody Institute of Baltimore, 1957-1967;assistant attorney general, State Maryland, 1930-1931;chief counsel procurement program, War department, 1942-1945;expert consultant procurement to Secretary War, 1940-1941. Member Maryland. Commision on Judicial Disabilities, 1971-1983.

Member of the United States delegate to 2d session Signatories of General Agreement of Tariff and Trades, Geneva, 1948.


  • Bar: Maryland. bar 1925.


Fellow Harvard College, 1948-1970. Chairman Maryland Commission on Higher Education, 1946-1947. Chancellor Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, 1962-1971.

Advisory board Center for Advanced Studies, University Virginia, 1971-1978. Fellow American Bar Foundation (50-Year award 1984), Maryland Bar Foundation (chairman 1973-1975), American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, National Institute of Trial Advocacy (director 1971-1976), American Law Institute (member council 1946-1980), Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education Lawyers (president 1976-1978, trustee 1976-1981), American Judicature Society (director 1939-1941, Herbert Harley award 1981), American Bar Association (member committee judicial conduct 1969), Maryland Bar Association (president 1965-1966), Baltimore Bar Association, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa.

Clubs: Elkridge (Baltimore), 14 West Hamilton St (Baltimore).


Married Natalie Jewett Wheeler, December 3, 1935. Children: Luke, Anne Jewett, Susan Fendall.

William Luke Silvine


Natalie Jewett Wheeler

Luke Marbury

Anne Jewett Marbury

Susan Fendall Marbury