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Encyclopedia > Samuel Chase
This article is about the signer of the Declaration of Independence. For the U.S. Congressman, see Samuel Chase (congressman). For the Chief Justice, see Salmon P. Chase.
Samuel Chase
Samuel Chase

In office
February 4, 1796 – June 19, 1811
Nominated by George Washington
Preceded by John Blair
Succeeded by Gabriel Duvall

Born April 17, 1741
Somerset County, Maryland
Died June 19, 1811
Baltimore, Maryland

Samuel Chase (April 17, 1741June 19, 1811), was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court and a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Maryland. He was well-known as a Federalist-partisan. Samuel Chase (1789–August 3, 1838) was an American lawyer from Otsego County, New York. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The Chief Justice of the United States is the head of the judicial branch of... Salmon Portland Chase (January 13, 1808 – May 7, 1873) was an American politician and jurist in the Civil War era who served as Senator from Ohio, Governor of Ohio, as U.S. Treasury Secretary under President Abraham Lincoln, and Chief Justice of the United States. ... 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Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... 1811 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United... 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His youth and early career

Samuel was the son of the Rev. Thomas Chase, a clergyman who had immigrated to Somerset County, Maryland. In 1743, the family moved to Baltimore where his father took up a new pulpit. Samuel was educated at home until he was eighteen when he left for Annapolis to read law. He was admitted to the bar in 1761 and started a law practice in Annapolis. Somerset County is the southernmost county in the U.S. state of Maryland, located on the states Eastern Shore. ... Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[3] Get in on it. ... “Annapolis” redirects here. ...


Continental Congress

Chase represented Maryland at the Continental Congress, and was re-elected in 1775, serving until 1778. His involvement in an attempt to corner the flour market, using insider information gained through his position in the congress, resulted in his not being returned to the Continental Congress and damaging his reputation. The Continental Congress is the label given to these two girls that i know. ...


Judicial Career

In 1786, Chase moved to Baltimore, which remained his home for the rest of his life. That same year he was appointed chief justice of the District Criminal Court in Baltimore, and then became Chief Justice of the Maryland General Court. In 1796, President George Washington appointed Chase as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Chase served on the Court until his death fifteen years later. The Chief Justice in many countries is the name for the presiding member of a Supreme Court in Commonwealth- or other countries with an Anglosaxon type of justice, such as the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of New Zealand, the Supreme... The President of the United States of America is the head of state and head of government of the United States. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and was later elected the first president of the United States under the U.S. Constitution. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest judicial body in the...


Impeachment

Chase was served with 6 articles of impeachment by the House of Representatives in late 1804, explicitly over Chase's handling of the trial of John Fries. Two more articles would later be added. The Jeffersonian Republican-controlled United States Senate began an impeachment trial against Justice Chase in early 1805, primarily revolving around allegations of political bias. The Senate voted to acquit Chase of all charges on March 1, 1805, and as a result he remained in office. Depiction of the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson, then President of the United States, in 1868. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... John Fries Rebellion, also called the House Tax Rebellion, the Home Tax Rebellion or the Hot-Water Rebellion (Blitz Wasser in Pennsylvania Dutch because hot water was used to drive tax assessors from houses), was an armed tax revolt led by a Pennsylvania farmer in 1799 and 1800. ... The Democratic-Republican Party, founded by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison as the Republican party (not related to the present-day Republican Party) in 1792, was the dominant political party in the United States from 1800 until the 1820s, when it split into competing factions, one of which became the... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Chase remains the only U.S. Supreme Court justice to have been impeached. His acquittal is believed to have helped ensure that an independent Federal judiciary would survive partisan challenge in the U.S. The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      In law, the judiciary or judicial is the system of courts which administer justice in the name of the sovereign or state, a mechanism for the resolution of disputes. ...


His descendants are now in the seventh generation and live in the New York, New Jersey, and Washington State area.


External links

  • Appleton's Biography edited by Stanley L. Klos
  • Biographic sketch at U.S. Congress website
  • Biography by Rev. Charles A. Goodrich, 1856
Preceded by
John Blair
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
February 4, 1796June 19, 1811
Succeeded by
Gabriel Duval
The Ellsworth Court Seal of the U.S. Supreme Court
1796–1798: J. Wilson | Wm. Cushing | J. Iredell | Wm. Paterson | S. Chase
1798–February 1799: Wm. Cushing | J. Iredell | Wm. Paterson | S. Chase
February–October 1799: Wm. Cushing | J. Iredell | Wm. Paterson | S. Chase | B. Washington
October 1799–April 1800: Wm. Cushing | Wm. Paterson | S. Chase | B. Washington
April–December 1800: Wm. Cushing | Wm. Paterson | S. Chase | B. Washington | A. Moore
The Marshall Court
1801–1804: Wm. Cushing | Wm. Paterson | S. Chase | B. Washington | A. Moore
1804–1806: Wm. Cushing | Wm. Paterson | S. Chase | B. Washington | Wm. Johnson
1807–1810: Wm. Cushing | S. Chase | B. Washington | Wm. Johnson | H.B. Livingston | Th. Todd
1810–1811: S. Chase | B. Washington | Wm. Johnson | H.B. Livingston | Th. Todd

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Samuel Chase (974 words)
Samuel Chase was born in Maryland on April 17, 1741.
Chase was impeached for his conduct in several "political" trials and his intemperate remarks to a Baltimore grand jury while riding circuit.
Probably the most important consequence of Chase's impeachment was the understanding that members of the Judiciary were expected to withdraw from the hubbub of partisan politics to the cloister of the judicial chambers.
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Samuel Chase (April 17, 1741 – June 19, 1811), was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court and a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Maryland.
Samuel was the son of the Rev. Thomas Chase, an Episcopal priest who had immigrated to Somerset County, Maryland.
Chase was served with 6 articles of impeachment by the House of Representatives in late 1804, explicitly over Chase's handling of the trial of John Fries.
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