Oliver Ellsworth facts for kids
|3rd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States|
March 4, 1796 – September 30, 1800
|Nominated by||George Washington|
|Preceded by||John Rutledge|
|Succeeded by||John Marshall|
|United States Senator
March 4, 1789 – March 8, 1796
|Succeeded by||James Hillhouse|
April 29, 1745|
Windsor, Connecticut, Thirteen Colonies, British Empire
|Died||November 26, 1807
Windsor, Connecticut, United States
|Alma mater||Yale University
College of New Jersey (Now Princeton University)
Oliver Ellsworth (April 29, 1745 – November 26, 1807) was an American lawyer and politician. He was against British rule, a drafter of the United States Constitution, United States Senator from Connecticut, and the third Chief Justice of the United States.
While at the Federal Convention, Ellsworth moved to strike the word National from the motion made by Edmund Randolph of Virginia. Randolph had moved successfully to call the government the National Government of United States. Ellsworth moved that the government should continue to be called the United States Government.
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Letter from Ellsworth to George Washington wishing former president "a most respectful and most cordial farewell," March 1797
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