John Rutledge

Rutledge

[ruht-lij]
noun
1.
Ann, 1816–35, fiancée of abraham lincoln.
2.
Edward, 1749–1800, U.S. lawyer and statesman.
3.
his brother, John, 1739–1800, U.S. jurist and statesman: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1789–91.
4.
Wiley Blount [bluhnt] , 1894–1949, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1943–49.
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American legislator who, as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, strongly supported the protection of slavery and the concept of a strong central government, a position then possible, but paradoxical in later times when slavery's defenders sheltered behind the bastion of states' rights.

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