Roger TaneyRoger Brooke Taney (March 17, 1777 - October 12,1864) was the fifth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, from his nomination by President Andrew Jackson until his death in 1864.
A little-known fact is that Francis Scott Key is Roger Taney's brother in-law. Taney served as Chief Justice for 28 years, the 2nd longest Chief Justiceship in U.S. history.
Taney was from Frederick, Maryland.
Named for Chief Justice Taney is Taney County, Missouri.