CHIEF JUSTICE ROGER B. TANEY - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED - HFSID 168355
Sale Price $427.50
ROGER B. TANEY
Roger B. Taney wrote and signed this document listing the litigants in a case.
Autograph Document Signed: "R. B. Taney," 1p, 8¼x7¼, docketed on verso. In full: "Thomas G. Cope/[illegible] Cope&/Jasper Cope/v/[illegible]Lyon/Mr. Ritchie/Issue as above". President Jackson named Taney Secretary of the Treasury on September 24, 1833, but his nomination was rejected by the Senate on June 24, 1834.Taney was the first Cabinet appointee to be rejected by the Senate. Appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in 1835; the Senate rejected that appointment too. In 1836, Jackson named Taney Chief Justice to succeed John Marshall. A change in the makeup of the Senate resulted in Taney's confirmation; he served until his death in 1864. He is chiefly remembered for his decision in the Dred Scott case, 1857, which stated that slaves were not citizens and that Congress had no power to prohibit slavery in territories. Lightly toned and creased. Show-through from docket touches handwriting but not signature. Irregular top and left edges. Folded once and unfolded. Lightly discolored and torn along fold. Otherwise in fine condition.
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