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Roger B. Taney

Roger B. Taney Biography

Supreme Court Justice


ABOUT
Served as the fifth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1836 to 1864.
BEFORE FAME
He graduated from Dickinson College in 1795.

FAMILY LIFE
He married Anne Phebe Charlton Key in 1806. The couple had seven children together.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He was nominated to the Supreme Court by Andrew Jackson.
TRIVIA
He delivered the majority opinion in the Dred Scott v. Sandford 1857 case, which ruled that African Americans couldn't be considered citizens of the United States.

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