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They had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations; and so far inferior, that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect;... This opinion was at that time fixed and universal in the civilized portion of the white race.  - Roger B. Taney
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Born: March 17, 1777

Died: October 12, 1864 (aged 87)

Bio: Roger Brooke Taney was the fifth Chief Justice of the United States, holding that office from 1836 until his death in 1864. He was the eleventh United States Attorney General. He is most remembered for delivering the majority opinion in Dred Scott v.

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