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Chase family of Vermont

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  Dudley Chase (1771-1846) — of Randolph, Orange County, Vt. Born in Cornish, Sullivan County, N.H., December 30, 1771. Member of Vermont state legislature, 1810; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1813-19, 1825-31; justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1817-20. Died in Randolph Center, Randolph, Orange County, Vt., February 23, 1846 (age 74 years, 55 days). Interment at Randolph Center Cemetery, Randolph Center, Randolph, Vt.
  Relatives: Uncle of Salmon Portland Chase and Dudley Chase Denison (1819-1905).
  Political family: Chase family of Vermont (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Salmon P. Chase Salmon Portland Chase (1808-1873) — also known as Salmon P. Chase; "Old Mr. Greenbacks" — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Cornish, Sullivan County, N.H., January 13, 1808. Republican. Liberty candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 1st District, 1846; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1849-55, 1861; Governor of Ohio, 1856-60; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1856, 1860; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1861-64; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1864-73; died in office 1873. Episcopalian. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 7, 1873 (age 65 years, 114 days). Original interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; reinterment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Ithamar Chase (1762-1817) and Janette Chase (1777-1832); married to Eliza Ann Smith (1821-1845); father of Katherine Jane 'Kate' Chase (1840-1899; who married William Sprague (1830-1915)); nephew of Dudley Chase; cousin *** of Dudley Chase Denison.
  Political families: Sprague family; Chase family of Vermont (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Chase County, Kan. is named for him.
  Chase Hall (dormitory, built 1926), at Harvard University Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Salmon P. Chase (built 1942 at Portland, Oregon; scrapped 1960) was named for him.
  Politician named for him: Chase S. Osborn
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on various U.S. currency, including $1 and $10 notes in the 1860s, and the $10,000 bill from 1918 to 1946.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Salmon P. Chase: Frederick J. Blue, Salmon P. Chase : A Life in Politics — John Niven, Salmon P. Chase : A Biography — Albert B. Hart, Salmon P. Chase — Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
  Image source: Life and Work of James G. Blaine (1893)
  Dudley Chase Denison (1819-1905) — also known as Dudley C. Denison — of Vermont. Born in Royalton, Windsor County, Vt., September 13, 1819. Republican. Member of Vermont state legislature, 1850; U.S. Attorney for Vermont, 1864-69; U.S. Representative from Vermont 2nd District, 1875-79. Died in Royalton, Windsor County, Vt., February 10, 1905 (age 85 years, 150 days). Interment at North Royalton Cemetery, Royalton, Vt.
  Relatives: Nephew of Dudley Chase; cousin *** of Salmon Portland Chase (1808-1873).
  Political families: Sprague family; Chase family of Vermont (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Sprague (1830-1915) — of Providence, Providence County, R.I.; Narragansett, Washington County, R.I. Born in Cranston, Providence County, R.I., September 12, 1830. Republican. Governor of Rhode Island, 1860-63; resigned 1863; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1863-75. Died, from meningitis, in Paris, France, September 11, 1915 (age 84 years, 364 days). Entombed at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of Amasa Sprague (1798-1843; murdered) and Fanny Francis (Morgan) Sprague (1805-1883); married, November 12, 1863, to Katherine Jane 'Kate' Chase (1840-1899; daughter of Salmon Portland Chase); married, March 8, 1883, to Dora Inez Calvert; nephew of William Sprague; third cousin thrice removed of John Brown; fourth cousin of Augustus Brown Reed Sprague; fourth cousin once removed of Walter Keene Linscott, Sidney Smythe Linscott and Charles Arthur Sprague (1887-1969).
  Political family: Sprague family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Justin E. Colburn
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
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