Samuel Chase DOI


Samuel Chase was an only child born near Princess Anne Maryland on 17 April 1741, and raised an Episcopalian. Samuel met and married Ann Baldwin in May 1776 and they had 3 sons and 4 daughters with only four surviving to adulthood. Ann died in 1776. While traveling in England in 1784, he met and married Hannah Kitty later that year and had 2 daughters.

Samuel was home schooled and studied law under John Hall an attorney. Samuel was admitted to the bar and setting up a law practice in Annapolis, Maryland. Elected to represent Maryland at the Continental Congress 1n 1774, he as re-elected in1776 and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He served in the Continental Congress until 1778, when he disgraced himself trying to corner the flour market. He was an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court from 27 January 1796 to 19 June 1811, and was nominated for that position by George Washington. Samuel died on 19 June 1811

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