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Melville Weston Fuller
Birth: Feb. 11, 1833
Augusta
Kennebec County
Maine, USA
Death: Jul. 4, 1910
Sorrento
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) 
 
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 Parents:
  Frederick Augustus Fuller (____ - 1849)
  Catherine Martin Weston Wadleigh (____ - 1854)
 
 Spouses:
  Calista O. Reynolds Fuller (____ - 1864)*
  Mary Ellen Coolbaugh Fuller (1845 - 1904)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Graceland Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 02, 1999
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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
Happy 180th birthday!
- PrairiePhoenix
 Added: Feb. 11, 2013
Report says that Chief Justice Fuller has almost made up his mind to shave off his mustache, according to precedent. It is rumored that his colleagues on the Supreme Bench have been urging him to take this step ever since he went to Washington. We have ...(Read more)
- dm wms
 Added: Oct. 23, 2012
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