Salmon P. Chase

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Salmon Portland Chase
Former Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
From: December 6, 1864 – May 7, 1873
NominatorAbraham Lincoln
PredecessorRoger B. Taney
SuccessorMorrison R. Waite
23rd Governor of Ohio
From: January 14, 1856 – January 9, 1860
PredecessorWilliam Medill
SuccessorWilliam Dennison Jr.
Former U.S. Senator from Ohio
From: March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1855; March 4 – March 7, 1861
PredecessorWilliam Allen; George E. Pugh
SuccessorGeorge E. Pugh; John Sherman
25th United States Secretary of the Treasury
From: March 7, 1861 – June 30, 1864
PresidentAbraham Lincoln
PredecessorJohn A. Dix
SuccessorWilliam P. Fessenden
Party Free Soil, Liberty, Republican, Democrat
Spouse(s) Katherine Jane Garmiss
Eliza Ann Smith
Sarah Bella Dunlop Ludlow
Religion Episcopalian

Salmon Portland Chase (1808-1873) was the Sixth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America from 1864-1873, succeeding Roger B. Taney and preceding Morrison R. Waite. Despite serving on the High Court, he is more commonly known for being the Secretary of the Treasury during the Civil War. He also held the office of Governor of Ohio from 1856-1860.

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