Roger Brooke Taney was, when nearly sixty years old, placed at the head of the Judiciary, at a critical time in American affairs.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865" by Various
Memoir of Roger Brooke Taney, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
"The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4" by Albert J. Beveridge