Robert Cooper Grier

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Birthday
5, 1794
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 25, 1870 (76)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
5, 1794
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 25, 1870 (76)

About

Served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1846 to 1870.

Before Fame

He graduated from Dickinson College in 1812.

Trivia

He was one of two Northerners that sided with the majority in the landmark Dred v. Scott case, which ruled that African Americans weren't citizens and thus couldn't sue in federal court.

Family Life

He married Isabelle Rose in 1829. The couple had one child together.

Associated With

He was nominated to the Supreme Court by President James K. Polk.