The Chase Court (1864–73)


What government positions did Salmon Chase hold before becoming chief justice?

Salmon Chase had a distinguished career of public service. The Ohioan served in the U.S. Senate from 1849 to 1955 and then again in 1860–61. He also was Ohio’s governor from 1856 to 1860 and President Abraham Lincoln’s secretary of the Treasury from 1861 to 1864.


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