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Sterling silver presentation tray from the Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals, Baltimore, Maryland. Circular tray with scalloped scrolling foliate border, center engraved "TO/JEFFERSON C. GRINNALDS/LAWYER TEACHER ENGINEER/FATHER OF ZONING/IN/THE STATE OF MARYLAND/IN APPRECIATION OF 31 YEARS/OF DEDICATED SERVICE/TO THE/CITY OF BALTIMORE/FROM THE/BOARD OF MUNICIPLE & ZONING APPEALS/MAY 27, 1954." Tests sterling and marked "STERLING" en verso, possible European hallmarks to border. 13 5/8" dia. 27.10 total troy ounces. Note: Jefferson Cleveland Grinnalds was born on May 4, 1884 in Accomack County, Virginia to Jefferson D. and Roberta S. Grinnalds. He studied and obtained degrees from several institutions of higher learning, including the Baltimore City College in 1904, the University of Virginia in 1907, the University of Maryland in 1913 and from 1922-24, including the Law School in 1915, and did graduate work at Johns Hopkins University from 1915-17 and from 1922-25. In 1922 he was appointed by Herbert Hoover, who was then Secretary of Commerce, to a committee established to draw up a sample state enabling act for zoning. He also served as secretary of the Zoning Appeals from 1923-47 and was the author of Baltimore city's first zoning law in 1921. In 1914, he married Catherine L. Fleming, a concerto soprano. He was also an instructor on city planning at Johns Hopkins from 1924-26 and lectured at Goucher College and the University of Maryland. Grinnalds was Baltimore's administrator of zoning from 1947 until his retirement in 1954. He passed away in Baltimore on November 6, 1966 at the age of 82 and was buried at Lorraine Park Cemetery. (source: Grinnalds' Obituary in The Baltimore Sun, published November 7, 1966). Condition: Overall good condition with surface scratches.