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Roger B. Taney
Civil War Encyclopedia >> People - Other
March 17, 1777 Roger B. Taney is born, Calvert County, Maryland
March 28, 1836 Roger B. Taney becomes Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court
March 5, 1847 In Jones v. VanZandt, the Taney Supreme Court decided Congress has the power to control slavery
  Jones v. Van Zandt
March 6, 1857 Supreme Court hands down the ruling in the Dred Scott case.
  Causes of the Civil War
  Dred Scott decision
October 12, 1864 Roger Taney, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, dies


Roger B. Taney

Born on March 17, 1777, Roger B.Taney attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Roger B. Taney entered Andrew Jackson's cabinet as Attorney General following the resignation of John Berrien in 1831 over the Peggy Eatonton Affair. He advised the President to withdraw government deposits from the Second National Bank. When Treasury Secretary William J. Duane refused to comply, Jackson named Taney Acting Secretary. Although his appointment was never confirmed, during his nine months as Acting Secretary he transferred virtually all of the government's deposits to commercial banks. On January 15, 1835, in gratitude for Taney's actions against the Second Bank, he was appointed an associate justice on the Supreme Court. On Monday, February 2, the appointment was tabled by the following resolution:
Resolved, That it is inexpedient to appoint a Judge of the Supreme Court of the United States to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Gabriel Duvall, until a new arrangement shall be made of the circuit courts, by act of Congress.



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