Roger B. Taney

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Birthday
17, 1777
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Oct 12, 1864 (87)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
17, 1777
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Oct 12, 1864 (87)

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.

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.

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.