In 1902 the Historical Society of Delaware President Chief Justice Lore wore many hats. He served in the courts, presided over the Historical Society of Delaware, and he also presented several research papers. His paper presentations were always well researched, well attended, and noted as worthy of publication.
In January 1902, with approximately 40 people present, Chief Justice Lore reflected on the life and character of the late Chief Justice Edward Woodward Gilpin (1803-1876). He was an attorney general in Kent County and served as chief justice of Delaware from 1857 to 1876. The paper titled “The Life and Character of Edward W. Gilpin” was submitted to the committee on publication and was subsequently published by the Society.
At the following meeting in February 1902, Chief Justice Lore presented yet another paper on the Honorable George P. Fisher (1817-1899), a native of Milford, Delaware. Fisher held several positions including attorney general of Delaware, served in the State House of Representatives, and he was an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. From 1870 to 1875 he was United States district attorney for the District of Columbia. Chief Justice Lore’s research on Fisher was also recommended for publication.
As a result of both paper presentations given by Chief Justice Lore the Librarian raised a motion to procure portraits of Edward W. Gilpin and George P. Fisher.