5th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Roger Taney


This U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney History Mug is one of a collection of U.S. Supreme Court biographical mugs. An image of Roger Taney and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Roger Taney was the fifth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.  He held the office from 1836 until his death on October 12, 1864.  Taney was married to Phoebe Charlton Key, the sister of Francis Scott Key.  A Jacksonian Democrat, he favored “state’s,” power over that of the federal government.  He served as secretary of war and attorney general prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court.  Roger Taney is most remembered from for writing the 7-2 majority opinion in 1854 case of Dred Scott v. Sanford.  The court also ruled that the Missouri Compromise of 1820 was unconstitutional, thus permitting slavery in all of the country’s territories.  When Taney died, it was the same day that his home state of Maryland abolished slavery.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

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