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TANEY, Robert (1777-1864) The fifth Chief Justice of the United States from 1836 until his death in 1864. Taney died on the same day that his home state of Maryland abolished slavery. The opinion for which he is best known is in the case of Dred Scott v. Sandford, in which he not only declared that an African-American could not be a citizen but also that Congress had no authority to ban slavery from the territories. This made him a target for the new Republican Party and during the Civil War his decisions against several Federal war measures made him further suspect. Autograph Letter Signed "R.B. Taney", April 16, 1824, 1pp., self-covering, to R(ichard) Caton regarding legal concern.
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