From Volume 2 (1919) of Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland
|U.S. Superintendent of Immigration|
April 8, 1893 – July 16, 1897
|Preceded by||William D. Owen|
|Succeeded by||Terence V. Powderly|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland's 2nd district|
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893
|Preceded by||Frank Thomas Shaw|
|Succeeded by||Joshua Frederick Cockey Talbott|
|President of the Maryland State Senate|
|Preceded by||Edward Lloyd|
|Succeeded by||George Hawkins Williams|
|Member of the Maryland Senate|
|Born||August 8, 1837|
Oakington Farm, Harford County, Maryland.
|Died||January 9, 1917 (aged 79)|
Bel Air, Maryland
Stump was born on Oakington Farm in Harford County, Maryland, the son of John Wilson Stump and Sarah (Biays) Stump. He was educated by private tutors and attended Delaware College. Stump studied law with his cousin Henry W. Archer, was admitted to the bar in 1856, and commenced practice in Bel Air.
Start of career
He became a noted trial attorney, and was notable for his representation of several female defendants in murder cases. He also became active in the Maryland Militia, and attained the rank of colonel. Stump purchased a Bel Air plantation called "Waverly", where he farmed and raised livestock.
Stump was elected to the Maryland State Senate in 1878 and served until 1880. He served as chairman of the state Democratic convention in 1879, and was the Senate's President pro tempore in 1880.
Stump practiced law in Bel Air until retiring in 1902, after which he continued to reside at Waverly. He died at Waverly on January 9, 1917 and was interred in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Emmorton, Maryland.
- Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland, pp. 647-649.
- Where They're Buried, p. 198.
- Spencer, Richard Henry (1919). Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland. 2. New York, NY: American Historical Society, Inc.
- Spencer, Thomas E. (1998). Where They're Buried. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8063-4823-0.
- United States Congress. "Herman Stump (id: S001043)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Herman Stump at Find a Grave
- Herman Stump at The Political Graveyard
| President of the Maryland State Senate
George Hawkins Williams
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Frank Thomas Shaw
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 2nd congressional district
Joshua Frederick Cockey Talbott
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