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Morrison Remick Waite
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7th Chief Justice of the United States
In office
March 4, 1874 – March 23, 1888
Nominated by Ulysses S. Grant
Preceded by Salmon P. Chase
Succeeded by Melville Fuller
Personal details
Born November 29, 1816(1816-11-29)
Lyme, Connecticut, United States
Died March 23, 1888(1888-03-23) (aged 71)
Washington, D.C., United States
Spouse(s) Amelia Warner
Children Henry Seldon
Christopher Champlin
Edward T
Mary F
Alma mater Yale University

Morrison Remick "Mott" Waite (November 29, 1816 – March 23, 1888) was an American attorney and politician in Ohio. He served as the seventh Chief Justice of the United States from 1874 to his death in 1888.[1][2] Chief Justice Waite was primarily known for overturning federal laws passed during Reconstruction that protected African Americans.


  1. Christensen, George A. (1983) Here Lies the Supreme Court: Gravesites of the Justices, Yearbook Supreme Court Historical Society at Internet Archive.
  2. Christensen, George A., Here Lies the Supreme Court: Revisited, Journal of Supreme Court History, Volume 33 Issue 1, Pages 17 - 41 (Feb 19, 2008), University of Alabama.

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