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Oliver Ellsworth
3rd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
In office
March 4, 1796 – September 30, 1800[1]
Nominated by George Washington
Preceded by John Rutledge
Succeeded by John Marshall
United States Senator
from Connecticut
In office
March 4, 1789 – March 8, 1796
Preceded by None
Succeeded by James Hillhouse
Personal details
Born April 29, 1745(1745-04-29)
Windsor, Connecticut, Thirteen Colonies, British Empire
Died November 26, 1807(1807-11-26) (aged 62)
Windsor, Connecticut, United States
Spouse(s) Abigail Wolcott
Children 9
Alma mater Yale University
College of New Jersey (Now Princeton University)
Religion Congregationalist
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Oliver Ellsworth (April 29, 1745 – November 26, 1807) was an American lawyer and politician. He was against British rule, a drafter of the United States Constitution, United States Senator from Connecticut, and the third Chief Justice of the United States.

While at the Federal Convention, Ellsworth moved to strike the word National from the motion made by Edmund Randolph of Virginia. Randolph had moved successfully to call the government the National Government of United States. Ellsworth moved that the government should continue to be called the United States Government.

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