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Salmon P. Chase portrait
Description: Salmon Portland Chase was a prominent attorney and politician during the nineteenth century. He was born on January 13, 1808, in Cornish, New Hampshire. In 1829, he passed the bar exam and moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, to establish his own law practice. An ardent abolitionist, Chase represented many fugitive slaves trying to win their freedom. He held many political offices, including United States Senator, Governor of Ohio, Secretary of the Treasury, and Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Chase died in New York City on May 7, 1873. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04218
Subjects: Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873; Governors--Ohio; Abolitionists -- Ohio; Lawyers--Ohio; Ohio History--State and Local Government
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)