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Samuel Chase was a lawyer in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. He was also a US Supreme Court justice who served from 1796 until his death in 1811.

Although Chase was a signatory to the Declaration of Independence, he is best remembered as the only US Supreme Court justice to be impeached. The House of Representatives brought charges against him in 1804 because they believed he'd unfairly punished a member of the Republican Party during a Circuit Court trial by imposing a sentence that was too harsh for the crime. The Republicans allegedly believed Chase, a Federalist, was allowing his judgment to be clouded by his political opinions.

Some historians believe the impeachment was a political maneuver done at the behest of President Jefferson, who wanted to replace some of the federalist justices on the Court with members of his Republican Party.

Samuel Chase was acquitted of the impeachment charges at his Senate trial in 1805 and remained on the Court until his death in 1811.

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Samuel Chase was born on April 17, 1741.


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Samuel Chase (1743 -1811) has no distinguishing record of his own religious affiliations. He was the son of the famed Rev. Thomas Chase. This would lead one to believe that Samuel also was considered a Protestant Episcopalian. However, this is merely association, it cannot be concluded definitely.


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Samuel Chase was born in 1741, so he was unmarried in 1743. Chase married Ann Baldwin in May 1762; she died in 1776. He later married an Englishwoman, Hannah Kitty, in 1785.


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The state that Samuel Chase represented was Maryland. He served as Chief Justice in Baltimore until he was chosen by President Washington to serve on the Supreme Court.


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Two. Samuel Chase was married twice. He married Ann Baldwin in May 1762, but she died in 1776. He later met an Englishwoman, Hannah Kitty, whom he married in 1785.


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No. It is named for Salmon P. Chase (1808-1873), Lincoln's Secretary of the treasury and later a Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court. He was not directly related to justice Samuel Chase (1741-1811). Chase's likeness appeared on the US $10000 bill (Federal Reserve Notes dated 1918 to 1945). The Chase National Bank was founded by banker John Thompson in 1877.