History of the Federal Judiciary

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Chase, Salmon Portland
Born January 13, 1808, in Cornish, NH
Died May 7, 1873, in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Abraham Lincoln on December 6, 1864, to a seat vacated by Roger B. Taney. Confirmed by the Senate on December 6, 1864, and received commission on December 6, 1864. Service terminated on May 7, 1873, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Fourth Circuit, January 17, 1865-May 7, 1873

Dartmouth College, B.A., 1826
Read law, 1829

Professional Career:
Private practice, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1829-1849
U.S. senator from Ohio, 1849-1855, 1861
Governor, Ohio, 1856-1860
Secretary of the Treasury, 1861-1864
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