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Roger Brooke Taney

(1777—1864)

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Taney, Roger Brooke

Taney, Roger Brooke (1836–64)   Reference library

The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

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2002
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Social sciences, Politics
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734 words

Chief Justice, 1836–64

• Born: Mar. 17, 1777, Calvert County, Md. • Education: Dickinson College, B.A., 1975; read

Taney, Roger Brooke

Taney, Roger Brooke (17 March 1777)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Law

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2004
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Law
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873 words

Taney’s parents, Michael Taney and Monica Brooke Taney, came from a long line of wealthy Maryland tobacco planters. Taney

Taney, Roger Brooke

Taney, Roger Brooke (17 Mar. 1777)   Reference library

Walter Ehrlich

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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2005
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Law
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1,973 words

Roger B. Taney is best known as the author of one of the most infamous opinions ever written for the

Taney, Roger B.

Taney, Roger B. (b. 17 March 1777)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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2009
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History, Regional and National History
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1,211 words

(b. 17 March 1777; d. 12 October 1864), lawyer, politician, U.S. attorney general, and chief justice of

Taney, Roger B.

Taney, Roger B.   Reference library

William M. Wiecek

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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285 words

(1777–1864), chief justice of the United States from 1836 until his death.

Taney's reputation has never recovered from the catastrophe of his majority opinion in the ...

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