Roger Brooke Taney

Personal

Birthday: 
3/17/1777
Birthplace: 
Calvert County, MD
Date of Death: 
10/12/1864
Place of Death: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

State delegate, Maryland, 1799-1800
Private practice, Frederick, Maryland, 1801-1823
Director, state bank branch, Frederick, Maryland, 1810-1815
State senator, Maryland, 1816-1821
Director, Frederick County [Maryland] Bank, 1818-1823
Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland, 1823-1831
Attorney general, State of Maryland, 1827-1831
Acting secretary of war, 1831
Attorney General of the United States, 1831-1833
Secretary of the Treasury, 1833-1834

Nominated to Supreme Court of the United States, January 15, 1835; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Dickinson College
Degree Year: 
1795
Name of School - Second: 
Read law
Degree Year - Second: 
1799

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Supreme Court of the United States, Chief Justice
Court Name: 

Supreme Court of the United States

President Nominating: 
Andrew Jackson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
03/15/1836
Termination Date: 
10/12/1864
Termination Reason: 
Death
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Fourth Circuit, March 22, 1836-October 12, 1864

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