Clifford, Nathan (08/18/1803-07/25/1881)

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  • Occupation: Jurist
  • Number of Terms: 1
  • Committees/Roles: ex-officio as Acting Chief Justice of the United States; elected Chancellor Pro Tem on 12/19/1873 after the death of Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase. Was succeeded by Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite.


  • Clifford, Nathan 1803-1881
  • Waite, Morrison R (Morrison Remick) 1816-1888
  • Chase, Salmon Portland
  • Board of Regents
  • Chancellor of the Smithsonian Board of Regents
  • Chief Justice of the United States
  • United States Supreme Court


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Chief Justice, Acting


American National Biography. 24 volumes. Edited by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999; Biographical Dictionary of the Federal Judiciary. Compiled by Harold Chase, Samuel Krislov, Keith O. Boyum, and Jerry N. Clark. Detroit: Gale Research, 1976; Dictionary of American Biography. Volumes 1-20. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928-1936; Who Was Who in America. A component volume of "Who's Who in American History." Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Revised Edition. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1967.

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Regent Tenure: 05/07/1873-05/07/1874


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