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Melville Weston Fuller
Birth: Feb. 11, 1833
Kennebec County
Maine, USA
Death: Jul. 4, 1910
Hancock County
Maine, USA

Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court. After graduating from Bowdoin College and Harvard Law School, he returned to his hometown of Augusta, Maine in 1855 to practice law. The next year he moved to Chicago, Illinois to establish a law practice in the fast growing frontier city. He became active in Illinois politics serving one term in the Illinois House of Representatives and attending several Democratic conventions as a delegate. A successful lawyer he turned down offers to serve as Chairman of the Civil Service Commission and Solicitor General of the United States. In 1888 however, the successful lawyer accepted President Grover Cleveland's nomination to serve as Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court. He served in that position until his death in 1910. (bio by: Bigwoo) 
Family links: 
  Frederick Augustus Fuller (____ - 1849)
  Catherine Martin Weston Wadleigh (____ - 1854)
  Calista Ophelia Reynolds Fuller (1838 - 1864)*
  Mary Ellen Coolbaugh Fuller (1845 - 1904)*
  Grace Weston Fuller Brown (1861 - 1893)*
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Graceland Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Fairlawn Section, Lot 7
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jun 02, 1999
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 Added: Feb. 11, 2015
I still like your dissent in one of the anti-trust cases under Theodore Roosevelt, when you suggested that if sending items in the mail was part of interstate commerce, then if you got a dinner invitation it was a business offer! Thank you for your servi...(Read more)
- J.B.
 Added: May. 5, 2013
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 Added: Feb. 11, 2013
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