The John Hanson Briscoe Historical Project is an ongoing historical project relating the life and times of John Hanson Briscoe (1934-2014), St. Mary’s County lawyer, judge, and former Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates. Through 60-plus interviews conducted with his friends and contemporaries, and through hundreds of separate primary and secondary documents, the John Hanson Briscoe Historical Project gives readers, researchers, and history enthusiasts detailed and personal accounts of John Hanson Briscoe’s life, as well as on topics such as law and politics in Maryland, the development of St. Mary’s County and Lexington Park, and of life in Maryland and St. Mary’s County in general during the twentieth century.
The project is regularly updated, and visitors will be able download the entire project, or its individual chapters, below. Additional content will be added at their completion.
We would like to express our greatest and most sincere appreciation for all those who contributed their time, memories, and photographs to this project.
The John Hanson Briscoe Historical Project, Individual Chapters
Chapter One – “Johnny Briscoe, a Great Life”
Chapter Two – “In Memoriam: The First Bar Association of St. Mary’s County, 1947”
Chapter Three: Sotterley Plantation
Chapter Four: “School Days”
Chapter Five: “Those Kinds of Things Happened Back Then”
Again, the project is a work in progress. Expect regular updates, additions, and corrections.
For any questions you have about the John Hanson Briscoe Historical Project, or if you would like to make contributions to the project, please contact Samuel Baldwin at firstname.lastname@example.org.