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Samuel CHASE

American Samuel CHASE

Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court and a signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence

Source :  Jean Charles DHAUSSY

Born: on April 17, 1741 in Somerset County, Maryland, United States
Died: on June 19, 1811 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States


Samuel Chase was the only child of the Reverend Thomas Chase (c. 1703–1779) and his wife, Matilda Walker (? – by 1744), born near Princess Anne, Maryland.

His father was a clergyman who immigrated to Somerset County to become a priest in a new church. Samuel was educated at home. He was eighteen when he left for Annapolis where he studied law under attorney John Hall. He was admitted to the bar in 1761 and started a law practice in Annapolis. It was during his time as a member of the bar that his colleagues gave him the nickname of "Old Bacon Face."

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