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Morrison Remick Waite
|7th Chief Justice of the United States|
March 4, 1874 – March 23, 1888
|Nominated by||Ulysses S. Grant|
|Preceded by||Salmon P. Chase|
|Succeeded by||Melville Fuller|
November 29, 1816|
Lyme, Connecticut, United States
|Died||March 23, 1888
Washington, D.C., United States
|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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