Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Stroud, George McDowell
STROUD, George McDowell, jurist, b. in Stroudsburg, Pa., 12 Oct., 1795; d. in Germantown, Pa., 29 June, 1875. He was graduated at Princeton in 1817, and admitted to the bar of Pennsylvania in 1819. For many years he was judge of the district court of Philadelphia. He was a contributor to law magazines and the author of a volume entitled “Sketch of the Laws relative to Slavery in the Several States ” (Philadelphia, 1827; enlarged ed., 1856).