Gabriel Duvall

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Gabriel Duvall
Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
From: November 23, 1811 – January 12, 1835
Nominator James Madison
Predecessor Samuel Chase
Successor Philip P. Barbour
Former U.S. Representative from Maryland's 2nd Congressional District
From: 1794–1796
Predecessor John Francis Mercer
Successor Richard Sprigg, Jr.
Party Democratic-Republican
Religion Reformed (Protestant)

Gabriel Duvall (December 6, 1752 – March 6, 1844) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was an ally of Chief Justice John Marshall on the Court, perhaps surprising his nominator.[1]

Duvall rarely wrote opinions, but one memorable dissent was in the case Mima Queen and Child v. Hepburn. An opponent of slavery, Duvall disagreed with the majority's ruling that hearsay evidence should not be allowed in determining whether a slave is free.[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Gabriel Duvall (English). Oyez. Chicago-Kent School of Law.
  2. Gabriel Duvall - Maryland, Court, Admitted, Served, Freedom, and President (English). law.jrank.