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In Maryland, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney dies in office

Roger Brooke Taney, detail
10/12/1864
After more than twenty-eight years as the fifth Chief Justice of the United States, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney died of chronic intestinal disease at his home. The last words of the devoutly Catholic justice were “Lord Jesus receive my spirit.” He was buried in St John's Cemetery in Frederick, Maryland. Of the Cabinet, only President Lincoln and three other members attended his funeral. Lincoln named Salmon P. Chase as successor to Taney. (By Joanne Williams)
Source Citation: 
Carol Swisher, Roger B. Taney, (New York: Macmillan Company, 1935), 550-552.

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