Friday, April 07, 2006

Supreme Court Justice Practiced Law In Coshocton

Noah Haynes Swayne, former Supreme Court Justice, practiced as an attorney in Coshocton during the 1820's. He became Coshocton County Attorney and eventually U.S. Attorney for Ohio. Also, Swayne, who was an anti-slavery Quaker, became an early member and organizer of the Republican Party. After Lincoln's inauguration in 1861, Swayne was nominated for the Supreme Court and remained there until 1881.


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