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Salmon Portland Chase

 
 
Salmon Portland Chase Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
1. Salmon Portland Chase Marker (Side A)
Inscription.
Side A:
Salmon Portland Chase, a renowned lawyer and statesman, was born in Cornish, New Hampshire, on January 13, 1808. He came to Ohio in 1820 and attended Cincinnati College (1822-23). Chase returned to New Hampshire and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1826. He studied law under U.S. Attorney General William Wirt in Washington D.C. and was admitted to the bar in December 1829. He then moved back to Cincinnati and in September 1830 established his law office and residence on the first floor of a brick building that stood at the northeast corner of 3rd and Main Streets. Chase gained national recognition as an anti-slavery attorney and politician and by aiding in the organization of the Liberty, Free-Soil, and Republican parties. He served as a Cincinnati city councilman (1840-41), U.S. senator from Ohio (1849-55), and was the first Republican governor of Ohio (1856-60).
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Side B:
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Chase was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1860, but resigned in March 1861 when President Abraham Lincoln appointed him Secretary of the Treasury. Responsible for financing the Civil War, he created the national banking system used until 1913, introducing the nation's first federal paper currency and the first federal income tax. Chase established the Bureau
Salmon Portland Chase Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
2. Salmon Portland Chase Marker (Side B)
of Engraving and Printing and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (later renamed the Internal Revenue Service). He also opened the U.S. bond market to the general public. Chase resigned from office in June 1864. He then served as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1864-73) and presided over the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson in 1868. He died in New York City on May 7, 1873. He was originally buried in Washington D.C., but was later re-interred in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, with his family, including daughter Kate Chase Sprague (1840-99), famous Washington socialite.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Scotts Company-Founded by a Civil War Veteran, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 61-31.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 5.943′ N, 84° 30.536′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of East 3rd Street and Main Street, on the left when traveling west on East 3rd Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ted Kluszewski (about 400 feet away,
Salmon Portland Chase Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
3. Salmon Portland Chase Marker
The Cincinnati Reds' Great American Ballpark is in background.
measured in a direct line); Frank Robinson (about 500 feet away); Ernie Lombardi (about 500 feet away); Joe Nuxhall (about 500 feet away); Cincinnati Reds (about 600 feet away); Fort Washington Powder Magazine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kennedy Speech (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Burnet House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cincinnati.
 
Also see . . .
1. Salmon P. Chase. (Submitted on November 16, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Salmon P. Chase. (Submitted on November 16, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,003 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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