Roger Brooke Taney

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Roger Brooke Taney United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; remembered for his ruling that slaves and their descendants have no rights as citizens (1777-1864)
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Usage

In literature:

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
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