Ellsworth Oliver

Ellsworth

, Oliver 1745-1807.
American jurist and politician. A US senator from Connecticut (1789-1796), he worked on the legislation that created the federal court system (1789) and later served as the chief justice of the US Supreme Court (1796-1800).
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