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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Peter V. Daniel dies in Richmond, Virginia

Peter Vivian Daniel, detail
05/31/1860
Peter Vivian Daniel, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court , died at his home in Richmond, Virginia.  A Democrat appointed by Andrew Jackson, Daniel had been for nineteen years a defender of states' rights, limited government, and slavery.  The Senate rejected James Buchanan's choice, Jeremiah Black of Pennsylvania, and   Daniel's seat was not filled until July 1862 when Abraham Lincoln nominated Samuel F. Miller of Iowa. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Charles Warren, The Supreme Court in United States History, Vol. III (Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1922), 80.

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