Waite, Morrison R. (Morrison Remick), 1816-1888

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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

Biographical Note

  • 1816, Nov. 29: Born, Lyme, Conn.
  • 1837: Graduated, Yale College, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1839: Admitted to the bar and set up law practice, Maumee City, Ohio
  • 1840: Married Amelia C. Warner
  • 1849: Representative, Ohio state legislature
  • 1850 - 1870 : Practiced law, Toledo, Ohio
  • 1871: 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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referencedIn A. Sankey Latty Papers, 1851-1890 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Latty, A. Sankey (Alexander Sankey). Papers, 1851-1890. Library of Congress
referencedIn Latty, A. Sankey (Alexander Sankey). Papers, 1851-1890. Library of Congress
creatorOf Waite, Morrison R. (Morrison Remick), 1816-1888. Morrison R. Waite Collection, 1862, [187-] University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn Chi Delta Theta (Yale University). Catalog of books belonging to the Chi Delta Theta Society of Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut, 1831-1845. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Meyers, Henry, 1895-1952. Henry Meyers correspondence, 1777-1940. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Autographs of American Congressmen and statesmen., 1865?-1924 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
referencedIn Papers, 1845-1900 (inclusive), 1853-1886 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Allen, Mary Rivers,. Collection of letters and autographs, 1846-1881. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Waite, Morrison R. (Morrison Remick), 1816-1888. Letter : Washington, D.C., to [Charles] Lanneau, n.p., 1875 May 1. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Bradley, Joseph P., 1813-1892. Papers, 1836-1937. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Papers, 1832-1892. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Barlow, Samuel L. M. (Samuel Latham Mitchill), 1826-1889. Papers of Samuel L. M. Barlow, 1776-1905 (bulk 1885-1889). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Waite, Morrison Remick, Mrs. Letter, 1880, March 26, Washington, to H. H. Tilley. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Morrison R. Waite Papers, 1818-1933, (bulk 1874-1888) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf General Records of the Department of State. 1763 - 2002. Oaths of Office of Federal Appointees. 1799 - 1976. 1877, A thru H. 1877 - 1877. Oath of Office of President Rutherford B. Hayes
creatorOf Waite, Morrison R. Papers, 1859 Feb. 3. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Waite, Morrison R. (Morrison Remick), 1816-1888. Letters, 1871-1882. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Levi P. Morton Correspondence, 1860-1912 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Waite, Morrison R. (Morrison Remick), 1816-1888. Morrison R. Waite papers, 1818-1933 (bulk 1874-1888). Library of Congress
creatorOf Barlow, Samuel L. M. (Samuel Latham Mitchill), 1826-1889. Papers of Samuel L. M. Barlow, 1776-1905 (bulk 1885-1889). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Chi Delta Theta (Yale University). Catalog of books belonging to the Chi Delta Theta Society of Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut, 1831-1845. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Stephen Johnson Field Letters Addressed to Him, 1862-1896 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Evarts family papers, 1753-1960, 1798-1901 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Evarts family. Evarts family papers, 1753-1960 (inclusive), 1798-1901 (bulk). Yale University Library
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United States
United States
United States
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Counterfeits and counterfeiting
Judicial opinions
Courts--United States
Trials (Counterfeiting)
Courts
Constitutional law--United States
Judicial opinions--United States
Constitutional law
Judges
Circuit Court
Law
Law--United States
Judges--United States
Circuit courts--United States
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Lawyers
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Birth 1816-11-29

Death 1888-03-23

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