October 07, 2005

Today / 10.08.05

by PG

Today in History (1888) - Melville W. Fuller is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States after being commissioned by President Cleveland on July 20; his confirmation was slightly delayed by Senate objections to his sympathies for big corporations. He passed the bar after six months at Harvard Law School, and worked in politics and the private sector. (Incidentally, the University of South Carolina publishes an entire series on Chief Justiceships of the Supreme Court, including Jay/Ellsworth, Marshall, Fuller, White, Stone/Vinson, Warren and Burger.)

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