CHIEF JUSTICE ROGER B. TANEY - CLIPPED SIGNATURE - HFSID 32833
ROBER B. TANEY Clipped signature of Roger B. Taney, President Andrew Jackson's Attorney General and later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Clipped signature: "R.B. Taney". 2½x¾.
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ROBER B. TANEY
Clipped signature of Roger B. Taney, President Andrew Jackson's Attorney General and later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Clipped signature: "R.B. Taney". 2½x¾. Taney (1777-1864, born in Calvert County, Maryland) was educated privately before attending Dickinson College, where he graduated first in his class. Taney apprenticed with an Annapolis lawyer for three years and was admitted to the bar in 1799 when he was 22. After two years as a Federalist member of the Maryland House of Delegates, he began his legal career in earnest in Frederick, Maryland. There, he met Anne Phoebe Charlton Key, the sister of Francis Scott Key, whom he married in January of 1806. Taney, who became one of Maryland's leading lawyers, became an avid supporter of Andrew Jackson after the Federalist Party faded away. In 1831, Jackson appointed Taney as both Attorney General (1831-1833) and acting Secretary of War before naming him Secretary of the Treasury on Sept. 23, 1833. Taney served until June 24, 1834, when his appointment was rejected by the United States Senate. In 1836, after a political change in the makeup of the Senate, Jackson appointed Taney as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Taney served until his death in 1864. Lightly toned. Missing top left corner. Irregular top, left and bottom edges. Rust stain, paper clip impression and pinhole at left edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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