Salmon P. Chase

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Birthday
13, 1808
Birthplace
Cornish, NH
Death Date
May 7, 1873 (65)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
13, 1808
Birthplace
Cornish, NH
Death Date
May 7, 1873 (65)

About

Served as the sixth Chief Justice of the U.S. from 1864 to 1873. He was also secretary of the treasury during the Civil War.

Before Fame

He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1826.

Trivia

His legacy was honored when The Chase National Bank was named after him, later known as JPMorgan Chase. He was a key figure in ascribing U.S. currency with "In God We Trust" beginning in 1864.

Family Life

He was the son of Janet Ralston and Ithamar Chase.

Associated With

He was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Abraham Lincoln.