Salmon P. Chase

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Salmon P. Chase
Mathew Brady, Portrait of Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, officer of the United States government (1860–1865).jpg
6th Chief Justice of the United States
In office
December 15, 1864[1] – May 7, 1873
Nominated byAbraham Lincoln
Preceded byRoger B. Taney
Succeeded byMorrison R. Waite
25th United States Secretary of the Treasury
In office
March 7, 1861 – June 30, 1864
PresidentAbraham Lincoln
Preceded byJohn A. Dix
Succeeded byWilliam P. Fessenden
23rd Governor of Ohio
In office
January 14, 1856 – January 9, 1860
LieutenantThomas H. Ford (1856–1858)
Martin Welker (1858–1860)
Preceded byWilliam Medill
Succeeded byWilliam Dennison
United States Senator
from Ohio
In office
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1855
Preceded byWilliam Allen
Succeeded byGeorge E. Pugh
In office
March 4 – March 7, 1861
Preceded byGeorge E. Pugh
Succeeded byJohn Sherman
Personal details
BornSalmon Portland Chase
(1808-01-13)January 13, 1808
Cornish, New Hampshire, U.S.
DiedMay 7, 1873(1873-05-07) (aged 65)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyFree Soil, Republican
Spouse(s)Katherine Garmiss Chase
Eliza Ann Smith Chase
Sarah Dunlop Ludlow Chase[2]
Alma materCincinnati College
Dartmouth College
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer, Judge
ReligionEpiscopal
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Salmon Portland Chase (January 13, 1808 – May 7, 1873) was an American politician and jurist who was U.S. Senator from Ohio and the 23rd Governor of Ohio; as U.S. Treasury Secretary under President Abraham Lincoln; and as the sixth Chief Justice of the United States. He was one of the most famous Republicans of his time.

Chase was born on January 13, 1808 in Cornish, New Hampshire.[3] He was raised in Windsor, Vermont and Worthington, Ohio. He studied at Cincinnati College and in Dartmouth College. Chase was married to Katherine Garmiss from 1834 until they divorced. Then he was married to Eliza Ann Smith from 1839 until they divorced. Then he was married to Sarah Dunlop from 1846 until his death in 1873. He had six daughters. Chase died on May 7, 1873 in New York City, New York from an illness, aged 65.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Federal Judicial Center: Salmon Chase". 2009-12-12. Retrieved 2009-12-12.
  2. Niven, John (1995). Salmon P. Chase. Oxford University Press. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-19-504653-3.
  3. Salmon Portland Chase Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911 Edition, Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 956

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