Salmon P. Chase

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Salmon Portland Chase
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Former Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
From: December 6, 1864 – May 7, 1873
Nominator Abraham Lincoln
Predecessor Roger B. Taney
Successor Morrison R. Waite
23rd Governor of Ohio
From: January 14, 1856 – January 9, 1860
Predecessor William Medill
Successor William Dennison Jr.
Former U.S. Senator from Ohio
From: March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1855; March 4 – March 7, 1861
Predecessor William Allen; George E. Pugh
Successor George E. Pugh; John Sherman
25th United States Secretary of the Treasury
From: March 7, 1861 – June 30, 1864
President Abraham Lincoln
Predecessor John A. Dix
Successor William P. Fessenden
Information
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.