Melville Fuller

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Melville Fuller
Melville Weston Fuller Chief Justice 1908.jpg
8th Chief Justice of the United States
In office
October 8, 1888 – July 4, 1910
Nominated by Grover Cleveland
Preceded by Morrison Waite
Succeeded by Edward Douglass White
Personal details
Born (1833-02-11)February 11, 1833
Augusta, Maine, U.S.
Died July 4, 1910(1910-07-04) (aged 77)
Sorrento, Maine, U.S.
Resting place Graceland Cemetery, Uptown, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Spouse(s) Calista Reynolds (1858); Mary Coolbaugh (1866)
Children 6
Alma mater Bowdoin College
Religion Episcopalian

Melville Weston Fuller (February 11, 1833 – July 4, 1910) was an American lawyer, jurist, and politician. He was the eighth Chief Justice of the United States between 1888 and 1910.[1] He was nominated by Grover Cleveland.

Fuller died in Sorrento, Maine from a heart attack, aged 77.[2][3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Supreme Court Justices Who Are Phi Beta Kappa Members, Phi Beta Kappa website, accessed Oct 4, 2009
  2. Christensen, George A. (1983) Here Lies the Supreme Court: Gravesites of the Justices, Yearbook Supreme Court Historical Society at Internet Archive.
  3. Melville Fuller memorial at Find a Grave.
  4. See also, Christensen, George A., Here Lies the Supreme Court: Revisited, Journal of Supreme Court History, Volume 33 Issue 1, Pages 17 - 41 (19 Feb 2008), University of Alabama.

Other websites[change | change source]

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