Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Waite, Morrison Remich

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Collier's New Encyclopedia
Waite, Morrison Remich
Edition of 1921; disclaimer.

WAITE, MORRISON REMICH, an American jurist; born in Lyme, Conn., Nov. 29, 1816; was graduated at Yale University in 1837; studied law and practiced in Ohio; member of the Ohio legislature 1849-1850; in 1871 was appointed one of the attorneys to represent the United States before the tribunal of arbitration at Geneva; nominated by President Grant to be chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1874, and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate. He died in Washington, D. C., March 23, 1888.