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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Fuller, Melville Weston

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FULLER, MELVILLE WESTON, an American jurist; born in Augusta, Me., Feb. 11, 1833; was graduated at Bowdoin College in 1853; admitted to the bar in 1855; settled in Chicago, Ill., in 1856; and practiced there till 1888. He was a delegate to the National Democratic Conventions of 1864, 1872, 1876, and 1880; and was appointed chief-justice of the United States Supreme Court April 30, 1888. In 1904-1905 Great Britain appointed him a commissioner to arbitrate at the Hague Court the case of the French flag at Muscat. He died in 1910.