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Salmon Portland Chase
Salmon Portland Chase

  • Born 13 January 1808 - Cornish, Sullivan Co., NH
  • Deceased 7 May 1873 - New York, NY,aged 65 years old
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CHASE, Salmon Portland, (nephew of Dudley Chase, cousin of Dudley Chase Denison, and father-in-law of William Sprague [1830-1915]), a Senator from Ohio; born in Cornish, N.H., January 13, 1808; attended schools at Windsor, Vermont, Worthington, Ohio, and the Cincinnati (Ohio) College; graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1826; taught school; studied law in Washington, D.C.; admitted to the bar in 1829; commenced practice in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1830; elected as a Whig to the Cincinnati City Council in 1840; identified himself in 1841 with the Liberty Party, and later with the Free Soil Party; elected to the United States Senate as a Free Soil candidate and served from March 4, 1849, to March 3, 1855; elected Governor of Ohio in 1855 as a Free Soil Democrat and reelected in 1857 as a Republican; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1860; took his seat March 4, 1861, but resigned two days later to become Secretary of the Treasury under President Abraham Lincoln; served as Secretary of the Treasury until July 1864, when he resigned; member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court from December 1864 until his death on May 7, 1873; presided at the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson in 1868; died in New York City; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; reinterment in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
--- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

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                                                                             _____|16_Daniel Chase 1685-1768
                                                   _____|8_Samuel Chase, Hon. 1707-1800
                                                  /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|17_Sarah March 1683-1770
                         _____|4_Dudley Chase, Hon. 1730-1814
                        /                        \                          _____|18_Samuel Dudley, Lt. 1682-1777
                       /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|9_Mary Dudley 1715-1789
                      /                                                     ¯¯¯¯¯|19_Abigail Rogers 1681-1720
|2_Ithamar Chase 1762-1817
|                    \                                                     _____|20_Robert Corbett 1640-1695
|                     \                           _____|10_Daniel Corbett 1693-1753
|                      \                         /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|21_Abiel Twitchell 1663-1744
|                       ¯¯¯¯¯|5_Alice Corbett 1732-1814
|                                                \                          _____|22_John Jones 1669-1753
|                                                 ¯¯¯¯¯|11_Sarah Jones 1694-
|                                                                           ¯¯¯¯¯|23_Sarah Lobdell 1668..1673-
|--1_Salmon Portland Chase, Hon. 1808-1873
|3_Janette Ralston 1773-1832