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Nathan Clifford of Maine begins his service as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

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Nathan Clifford of Maine, appointed to the Supreme Court by President Buchanan to replace the resigned Benjamin Robbins Curtis, began his service as an Associate Justice. He served until his death in July 1881. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Charlton Thomas Lewis, Joseph H. Willsey, Harper's Book of Facts: A Classified History of the World; Embracing Science, Literature, and Art (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1895), 471.