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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Rutledge, John 1739-1800. American politician and jurist. Governor of South Carolina (1779-1782) and a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention, he advocated slavery and a strong central government. He also served as an associate justice (1789-1791) and the chief justice (1795) of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  • proper n. A surname of uncertain etymology.
  • proper n. Any of several places in the U.S. named for bearers of the surname.

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  • n. United States jurist and second chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; he was appointed by George Washington and briefly served as chief justice but was ultimately rejected by the United States Senate (1739-1800)

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