History of the Federal Judiciary


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Waite, Morrison Remick
Born November 29, 1816, in Lyme, CT
Died March 23, 1888, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on January 19, 1874, to a seat vacated by Salmon P. Chase. Confirmed by the Senate on January 21, 1874, and received commission on January 21, 1874. Service terminated on March 23, 1888, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Fourth Circuit, April 1, 1874-March 23, 1888

Education:
Yale College, 1837
Read law, 1839

Professional Career:
Private practice, Maumee City, Ohio, 1839-1850
State representative, Ohio, 1849-1850
Private practice, Toledo, Ohio, 1850-1874
Advisor, Gov. David Tod, Ohio, 1863
U.S. representative, Geneva Arbitration Tribunal, 1871
President, Ohio constitutional convention, 1873
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