john mclean


john mclean

Cabinet member and U.S. Supreme Court justice (1829-61) whose most famous opinion was his dissent in the Dred Scott decision (1857). He was also perhaps the most indefatigable seeker of the presidency in U.S. history; although he was never nominated, he made himself "available" in all eight campaigns from 1832 through 1860

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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