Search just our sites by using our customised search engine

Unique Cottages | Electric Scotland's Classified Directory

Click here to get a Printer Friendly PageSmiley

Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (C)
Chase, Salmon

The financier of the Civil War for the Union government, descended from Janet Ralston, the daughter of a Scottish settler. He became U. S. secretary of the treasury during the war and refined the national banking system. Before the war he had been a lawyer who defended "conductors" on the Underground Railroad, governor of Ohio and a U. S. senator. His ambition to be president led Lincoln to fire him from the cabinet, but Lincoln later named him chief justice of the U. S. Supreme Court.

Return to C Index
Return to Mini Bios Index


This comment system requires you to be logged in through either a Disqus account or an account you already have with Google, Twitter, Facebook or Yahoo. In the event you don't have an account with any of these companies then you can create an account with Disqus. All comments are moderated so they won't display until the moderator has approved your comment.

comments powered by Disqus