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Morrison Remick Waite
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7th Chief Justice of the United States
In office
March 4, 1874 – March 23, 1888
Nominated by Ulysses S. Grant
Preceded by Salmon P. Chase
Succeeded by Melville Fuller
Personal details
Born (1816-11-29)November 29, 1816
Lyme, Connecticut, United States
Died March 23, 1888(1888-03-23) (aged 71)
Washington, D.C., United States
Spouse(s) Amelia Warner
Children Henry Seldon
Christopher Champlin
Edward T
Mary F
Alma mater Yale University

Morrison Remick "Mott" Waite (November 29, 1816 – March 23, 1888) was an American attorney and politician in Ohio. He served as the seventh Chief Justice of the United States from 1874 to his death in 1888. Chief Justice Waite was primarily known for overturning federal laws passed during Reconstruction that protected African Americans.

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