Waite, Morrison R. (Morrison Remick), 1816-1888Variant names
Waite practised law in Ohio beginning in 1839 and was chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1874-1888.
From the description of Letters, 1871-1882. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235163433
Waite gained attention in 1871 as a representative with the U.S. delegation to an international arbitration involving a dispute between the United States and Great Britain over the outfitting of Confederate vessels in British ports. In the settlement, the United States was awarded $15.5 million. In 1874, President Grant nominated Waite as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, a position that had been vacated by Salmon P. Chase. He was confirmed by the Senate and served as Chief Justice until his death in 1888.
From the description of Morrison R. Waite Collection, 1862, [187-] (University of California, Santa Barbara). WorldCat record id: 60688416
Chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, jurist, and lawyer.
From the description of Morrison R. Waite papers, 1818-1933 (bulk 1874-1888). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81991950
1816, Nov. 29:
Born, Lyme, Conn.
Graduated, Yale College, New Haven, Conn.
Admitted to the bar and set up law practice, Maumee City, Ohio
Married Amelia C. Warner
Representative, Ohio state legislature
1850- 1870: Practiced law, Toledo, Ohio
Appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant to serve as American consul in the Geneva Arbitration
1874- 1888: Chief justice of the United States
1888, Mar. 23:
Died, Washington, DC
From the guide to the Morrison R. Waite Papers, 1818-1933, (bulk 1874-1888), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
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