Roger Taney becomes Attorney General of the United States

Jackson's whole cabinent has just resigned due to the Peggy Eaton scandal. Taney's salary is only $4,000 a year so he continues his private practice while Attorney General. -- Joanne Williams

Source Citation
Carl Brent Swisher, Roger B. Taney (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1935). 140-142.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Legal/Political
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