Fuller, Melville Weston, 1833-1910

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1833-02-11
Death 1910-07-04

Biographical notes:

Lawyer, Chicago, Illinois; member, Illinois House of Representatives, 1863-1864; chief justice, U.S. Supreme Court, 1888-1910.

From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to [Lawrence Y. Sherman], Springfield, Ill., 1909 April 6. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 30798421

Fuller graduated from Bowdoin College, in 1853, studied law at Harvard University and was admitted to the Maine bar in 1855. In 1856, he moved his practice to Chicago, where he was active in state politics. He was appointed Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1888.

From the description of Letters and autographs of Melville W. Fuller, 1889-1909. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339155

American jurist.

From the description of Autograph poem signed, 1873 Jul. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270753136

Lawyer and jurist; chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

From the description of Melville Weston Fuller papers, 1794-1949 (bulk 1849-1910). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981839

Biographical Note

  • 1833, Feb. 11: Born, Augusta, Maine
  • 1853: A.B., Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
  • 1854 - 1855 : Student, Harvard Law School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1855: Admitted to the bar
  • 1855 - 1856 : Associate editor, Augusta Age Practiced law, Augusta, Maine
  • 1856: A.M., Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
  • 1856 - 1888 : Practiced law, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1858: Married Calista Ophelia Reynolds (died 1864)
  • 1863 - 1865 : Member, Illinois House of Representatives
  • 1866: Married Mary Ellen Coolbaugh
  • 1888 - 1910 : Chief justice of the United States Supreme Court
  • 1899: Member, Venezuela-British Guiana Boundary Commission
  • 1900 - 1910 : Member, Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague
  • 1905: Member, Muscat dhows arbitration tribunal
  • 1910, July 4: Died, Sorrento, Maine

From the guide to the Melville Weston Fuller Papers, 1794-1949, (bulk 1849-1910), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Real estate investment
  • Practice of law--Illinois--Chicago
  • Bankruptcy
  • Constitutional law
  • Practice of law
  • Judges
  • Shipping--Oman--Muscat
  • Lawyers
  • Universities and colleges--Maine--Brunswick
  • Real estate investment--Illinois--Chicago
  • Families--20th century
  • Real estate investment--20th century
  • Families--19th century
  • Universities and colleges
  • Constitutional law--United States
  • Law
  • Shipping
  • Real estate investment--19th century
  • Law--United States

Occupations:

  • Jurists
  • Lawyers

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  • Maine--Brunswick (as recorded)
  • Maine (as recorded)
  • Illinois--Chicago (as recorded)
  • Chicago (Ill.) (as recorded)
  • Chicago (Ill.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Illinois--Chicago (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Oman--Muscat (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Venezuela (as recorded)
  • Maine (as recorded)
  • Venezuela (as recorded)
  • Chicago (Ill.) (as recorded)
  • Venezuela (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)