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Salmon P. Chase
|6th Chief Justice of the United States|
December 15, 1864 – May 7, 1873
|Nominated by||Abraham Lincoln|
|Preceded by||Roger B. Taney|
|Succeeded by||Morrison R. Waite|
|25th United States Secretary of the Treasury|
March 7, 1861 – June 30, 1864
|Preceded by||John A. Dix|
|Succeeded by||William P. Fessenden|
|23rd Governor of Ohio|
January 14, 1856 – January 9, 1860
|Lieutenant||Thomas H. Ford (1856–1858)
Martin Welker (1858–1860)
|Preceded by||William Medill|
|Succeeded by||William Dennison|
|United States Senator
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1855
|Preceded by||William Allen|
|Succeeded by||George E. Pugh|
March 4 – March 7, 1861
|Preceded by||George E. Pugh|
|Succeeded by||John Sherman|
Salmon Portland Chase
January 13, 1808
Cornish, New Hampshire, U.S.
|Died||May 7, 1873
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Political party||Free Soil, Republican|
|Spouse(s)||Katherine Garmiss Chase
Eliza Ann Smith Chase
Sarah Dunlop Ludlow Chase
|Alma mater||Cincinnati College
|Profession||Politician, Lawyer, Judge|
Salmon Portland Chase (January 13, 1808 – May 7, 1873) was an American politician and jurist who was U.S. Senator from Ohio and the 23rd Governor of Ohio; as U.S. Treasury Secretary under President Abraham Lincoln; and as the sixth Chief Justice of the United States. He was one of the most famous Republicans of his time.
Chase was born on January 13, 1808 in Cornish, New Hampshire. He was raised in Windsor, Vermont and Worthington, Ohio. He studied at Cincinnati College and in Dartmouth College. Chase was married to Katherine Garmiss from 1834 until they divorced. Then he was married to Eliza Ann Smith from 1839 until they divorced. Then he was married to Sarah Dunlop from 1846 until his death in 1873. He had six daughters. Chase died on May 7, 1873 in New York City, New York from an illness, aged 65.
- The Salmon P. Chase papers, including correspondence and a myriad of biographical materials spanning the years 1820-1884, are available for research use at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
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The Salmon P. Chase Birthplace in Cornish, New Hampshire
Chase as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
Bureau of Engraving and Printing portrait of Chase as Secretary of the Treasury
Salmon P. Chase, Treasury Secretary, scribes "In God is our Trust," scratches out "is our" and overwrites "We" to arrive at "In God We Trust" in a December 9, 1863, letter to James Pollock, Director of the Philadelphia Mint.
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