Lemuel Shaw (1781-1861)

Lemuel Shaw was the chief justice of the Massachusetts supreme court. His rulings on railroad, utility, and other commercial cases had a major impact on the development of American commercial and constitutional law. In 1850 he presided over the sensational trial of Harvard professor John Webster, convicted of murdering Dr. George Parkman.

Date:
1875 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES20647
Photographer:
William S. Warren (Boston)
Height:
1253px
Width:
747px
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