Salmon Portland Chase


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Noun1.Salmon Portland Chase - United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)
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Salmon Portland Chase was born in New Hampshire in 1808, the year Congress abolished the slave trade.
In a remarkable turn of events, the racist author of Dred Scott was succeeded as Chief Justice by Salmon Portland Chase, the "attorney general for fugitive slaves.
The lengthy trial ran from March 13 to May 16, 1868, with Chief Justice Salmon Portland Chase presiding.