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Samuel was the only child of the Reverend Thomas Chase (c. 1703 – 1779) and his wife, Matilda Walker (? – by 1744), born near Princess Anne, Maryland. Issue:
His father was a clergyman who immigrated to Somerset County to become a priest in a new church. Samuel was educated at home. He was eighteen when he left for Annapolis where he studied law under attorney John Hall. He was admitted to the bar in 1761 and started a law practice in Annapolis. It was during his time as a member of the bar that his colleagues gave him the nickname of "Old Bacon Face."
Samuel received a good classical education in Baltimore, Maryland. He studied law and began practice in Annapolis.
In 1774 he was selected to represent Maryland at the Continental Congress. He was re-elected to that post in 1775, and served there until 1778. In 1786 he moved to Baltimore, where two years later he was appointed chief justice of the Criminal Court of that district. He was later appointed chief justice of the state.
In 1796 he was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of the United States, an office that he filled until his death on the nineteenth of June, 1811.
Burial in Old Saint Pauls Cemetery Baltimore Maryland
Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed 3 Mar 2019), "Record of CHASE, SAMUEL", Ancestor # A021208. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2804
Thank you to Lynden Raber Castle Rodriguez for adding to bio, sources, and formatting.
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