William Strong


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Strong, William

(1808–95) Supreme Court justice; born in Somers, Conn. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives (Dem., Pa.; 1847–51) then returned to practice law. He sat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (1850–68) before President Grant named him to the U.S. Supreme Court (1870–80).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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