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Roger Brooke Taney

Judge (17-Mar-1777 — 12-Oct-1864)


Walker Lewis. Without Fear or Favor: A Biography of Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1965. 556pp.

Nicholas Murray (editor). Romanism at Home: Letters to the Hon. Roger B. Taney. New York: Harper & Brothers. 1852. 272pp.

Alvin J. Schumacher. Thunder on Capitol Hill: The Life of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney. Milwaukee Bruce Publishing Co.. 1964. 160pp.

James F. Simon. Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War Powers. Simon and Schuster. 2006. 324pp.

Charles W. Smith. Roger B. Taney: Jacksonian Jurist. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press. 1936. 239pp. Contents 26 anti-papist letters.

Bernard Christian Steiner. Life of Roger Brooke Taney, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press Reprint. 1971. 553pp.

Carl Brent Swisher. Roger B. Taney. New York: Macmillan. 1935. 608pp.

Samuel Tyler. Memoir of Roger Brooke Taney. Baltimore, MD: John Murphy. 1872. 659pp.


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  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1099)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1431)

  8. Webster's American Biographies (p.1017)

  9. The Catholic Encyclopedia (vol.14, pp.442-43)

  10. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.717)

  11. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.1042)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.186)

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