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Samuel Chase

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Chase, Samuel (1741–1811), U.S. Supreme Court justice (1796–1811). A signer of the Declaration of Independence, he was also a member of the Maryland legislature and the Continental Congress. In 1804 an unsuccessful attempt to impeach him was made by President Jefferson, who believed Chase to be a partisan pro-Federalist.

See also: Supreme Court of the United States.

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