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Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 2073250
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Choate, Rufus
Title: Rufus Choate papers
Quantity: 1 boxes
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Contains materials relating to various cases, particularly that of Frost v. Oriental Insurance Company and Brown v. The Ship Timor.
Rufus Choate was born In Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1799. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1819 and studied for a few months at the Dane Law School in Cambridge. In 1822 he was admitted to practice in the Massachusetts court of common pleas and in 1825 was admitted to practice in the supreme judicial court. In the same year he married Helen Olcott; they had seven children.In 1827, Choate was elected to the Massachusetts Senate, and in 1831 to the U.S. House of Representatives' from which he resigned in 1834. In the early 1830s, Choate was instrumental in helping to organize the Whig Party in Massachusetts. From 1841-1845 he was a member of the U.S. Senate; and was a member of the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention in 1853. He died in Halifax (en route to Europe) in 1859.For a more detailed overview of Choate's life and career, see the Dictionary of American Biography, vol. 4.
This collection contains materials relating to various cases, particularly that of Frost v. Oriental Insurance Company and Brown v. The Ship Timor.