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Do You Know This Justice? Massachusetts High Court Wants You To Help ID Him

There's a portrait of a mystery man hanging in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He may have been a judge between 1780 and 1820. Maybe. Officials are appealing to the public for any insights.

Who is that dour man?

Massachusetts' highest court owns his portrait — it hangs on a wall outside the chief justice's chambers — but the court's officials have no idea who he is.

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