Taney, Roger Brooke (03/17/1777-10/12/1864)

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  • Occupation: Attorney, politician, Chief Justice of the United States
  • Number of Terms: 1
  • Committees/Roles: Ex-officio as Chief Justice of the United States; elected Chancellor 01/07/1851.


  • Taney, Roger Brooke 1777-1864
  • 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


American National Biography. 24 volumes. Edited by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999; 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: 08/10/1846-10/12/1864


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