Salmon P. Chase

U.S. Congressperson

1808 – 1873

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Who was Salmon P. Chase?

Salmon Portland Chase was an American politician and jurist who served as 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.

Chase articulated the "slave power conspiracy" thesis, devoting his energies to the destruction of what he considered the Slave Power—the conspiracy of Southern slave owners to seize control of the federal government and block the progress of liberty. He coined the slogan of the Free Soil Party, "Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men". Chief Justice Chase presided over the Senate trial of Andrew Johnson during the President's impeachment proceedings in 1868.

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Born
Jan 13, 1808
Cornish
Also known as
  • Salmon Portland Chase
  • Salmon Chase
Spouses
Religion
  • Episcopal Church
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Dartmouth College
  • University of Cincinnati
Lived in
  • New Hampshire
Died
May 7, 1873
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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