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The Life Of Oliver Ellsworth

William Garrott Brown

The Life of Oliver Ellsworth is a biographical book written by William Garrott Brown. The book chronicles the life of Oliver Ellsworth, who was an American lawyer and politician. Ellsworth is famous for his role in drafting the United States Constitution and his work as the third Chief Justice of the United States. The book begins with Ellsworth's early life and education, including his time at Yale University. It then follows his career as a lawyer and politician, including his work in the Continental Congress and his role in the creation of the United States Constitution. The book also covers Ellsworth's time as a United States Senator and his appointment as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. It delves into his judicial philosophy and his impact on the development of American law. Throughout the book, Brown provides insight into Ellsworth's personal life, including his marriage and family, as well as his political and legal accomplishments. The Life of Oliver Ellsworth is an in-depth look at one of America's founding fathers and a key figure in the development of the United States government and legal system.As A Member Of The First United States Senate Ellsworth [1745-1807] Supported Alexander Hamilton's Policies And Was The Main Author Of The Judiciary Act Of 1789. He Became Chief Justice Of The Supreme Court In 1796. During His Brief Tenure, Which Ended In 1799 Due To Poor Health, Ellsworth Worked To Expand The Authority Of The Federal Courts And Extend Common Law Procedures In Appeals To Equity And Admiralty Cases. With Limited Success He Tried To Initiate The Policy Of The Court's Handing Down Per Curium Opinions For The Entire Court Rather Than Seriatim Opinions By Individual Justices.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 15th, 2006
  • Pages: 396
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.88in - 1.28lb
  • EAN: 9781428606531
  • Categories: Literary FiguresHistoricalUnited States - Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)