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Solved: Portrait of mystery high court justice identified

 

March 30, 2018



BOSTON (AP) — The case of the unknown Massachusetts high court justice has been solved.

Nearly two months after the Supreme Judicial Court appealed to the public for help identifying the man whose portrait hangs outside the chief justice's chambers, he has a name: Lemuel Shaw, who served as chief justice from 1830 until 1860.

The court received more than 40 "informed guesses" on the identity of the mystery man, but Assistant Chief Court Officer Keith Downer's nifty detective work was what cracked the case.

Among other things, Downer performed bright yellow and white light tests that revea...



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