Morrison Remick Waite
|7th Chief Justice of the United States|
March 4, 1874 – March 23, 1888
|Nominated by||Ulysses S. Grant|
|Preceded by||Salmon P. Chase|
|Succeeded by||Melville Fuller|
|Born||November 29, 1816|
Lyme, Connecticut, United States
|Died||March 23, 1888 (aged 71)|
Washington, D.C., United States
|Children||Henry Seldon |
|Alma mater||Yale University|
Morrison Remick "Mott" Waite (November 29, 1816 – March 23, 1888) was an American attorney and politician in Ohio. He served as the seventh Chief Justice of the United States from 1874 to his death in 1888. Chief Justice Waite was primarily known for overturning federal laws passed during Reconstruction that protected African Americans.
References[change | change source]
- Christensen, George A. (1983) Here Lies the Supreme Court: Gravesites of the Justices, Yearbook Supreme Court Historical Society at Internet Archive.
- Christensen, George A., Here Lies the Supreme Court: Revisited, Journal of Supreme Court History, Volume 33 Issue 1, Pages 17 - 41 (Feb 19, 2008), University of Alabama.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Morrison R. Waite, 1874-1888.
- The Waite Court, 1874-1888.
- Morrison R. Waite Biography, official Supreme Court media, Oyez