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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, Thomas 1732-1819 (search)
Johnson, Thomas 1732-1819 Jurist; born in St. Leonards, Calvert co., Md., Nov. 4, 1732; was an eminent lawyer, and was chosen a delegate to the second Continental Congress in 1775. He had the honor of nominating George Washington for the post of commander-in-chief of the Continental armies. He was chosen governor of the new State of Maryland in 1777, and was associate-justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1791 to 1793, when he resigned. He was offered the post of chief-justice of the District of Columbia in 1801, but declined it. He died at Rose Hill, near Frederickton, Oct. 26, 1819.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Taney, Roger Brooke 1777-1864 (search)
Taney, Roger Brooke 1777-1864 Jurist; born in Calvert county, Md., March 17, 1777; graduated at Dickinson College in 1795; admitted to the bar in 1799. He was of a family of English Roman Catholics who settled in Maryland. At the age of twenty-three he was a member of the Maryland Assembly; was State Senator in 1816, and attorney-general of Maryland in 1827. In 1831 President Jackson appointed him United States Attorney-General, and in 1836 he was appointed chief-justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, to succeed Judge Marshall. In 1857 he gave his famous opinion in the Dred Scott case (q. v.), and was an earnest upholder of the slave-system. He died in Washington, D. C., Oct. 12, 1864.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
rnor Stone for strictly enforcing the submission of all the inhabitants of the province of Maryland to his proprietary rights......Feb. 7, 1654 Governor Stone, by proclamation, declares that the province of Maryland is under the government of Oliver Cromwell, lord protector of the commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, etc.......May 6, 1654 Robert Brooke, commander of Charles county, having been discharged by Lord Baltimore, Governor Stone erects the county into the county of Calvert......July 3, 1654 Commissioners Bennett and Claiborne, hearing of the new orders and instructions from Lord Baltimore, come to Maryland and make a second reducement of the province, appointing Capt. William Fuller and others commissioners for governing the affairs of Maryland......July 22, 1654 Captain Fuller and the other commissioners call an assembly at Patuxent, it passes an act of recognition ......Oct. 26, 1654 Acts of the Assembly; one concerning religion, declaring that n