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The Waite Court (1874–88)

Introduction

What government positions did Morrison Waite hold before his elevation to the Supreme Court?

Waite served as a member of the Ohio General Assembly for two years, from 1850 to 1852. He ran for the U.S. Congress twice but lost both elections. He served as a representative at the Geneva Convention in 1871 and served as president of the Ohio Constitutional Convention in 1873–74.



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