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Salmon Portland Chase

supreme court

Chase, Salmon Portland (1808–73), U.S. senator (1849–55, 1860–61), governor of Ohio (1855–59), secretary of the treasury (1861–64), and chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1864–73). An abolitionist, he instituted a national banking system under the Lincoln administration and presided over the impeachment trial of President Andrew Jackson.

See also: Supreme Court of the United States.

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