- NAME: Roger B. Taney
- OCCUPATION: Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice, Government Official
- BIRTH DATE: March 17, 1777
- DEATH DATE: December 12, 1864
- EDUCATION: Dickinson College
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Calvert County, Maryland
- PLACE OF DEATH: Washington, D.C.
- Full Name: Roger Brooke Taney
- AKA: Roger B. Taney
- AKA: Roger Taney
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Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney made the pro-slavery ruling in the 1857 Dred Scot Case that deemed blacks weren't citizens of the United States.
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Roger B. Taney was survived by his wife, Anne Key (whose brother, Francis Scott Key, wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner"), and six daughters. His actions to endorse slavery didn't stop various tributes. A statue of him remains in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis. However, other Taney dedications have been removed due to public disapproval, including the renaming of Roger B. Taney Middle School in Temple Hill, Maryland,
to Thurgood Marshall Middle School.
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