Historical Collection
Chief Justice Augustus Merrimon

Augustus S. Merrimon, The Seventh Chief Justice

Born: 15 Sept 1830, Cherryfields Plantation,
     Transylvania Co., NC
Died: 14 Nov 1892
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, NC
Education: Norwood’s Male Academy
Read Law: John W. Woodfin
Admitted: 1852
House of Commons: 1860, 1861
United States Senate: 1873
Elected to Superior Court: 1866
Resigned: 1867
App’t to Supreme Court: 29 Sept 1883
Elected to Supreme Court: Nov 1886
App’t Chief Justice: 14 Nov 1889
Elected Chief Justice: Nov 1890
Died in office: 14 Nov 1892
Preceded by:
Associate Justice: Thomas Ruffin, Jr.
Chief Justice: William N. H. Smith
Succeeded by:
Associate Justice: Walter Clark
Chief Justice: James E. Shepherd
Number of Opinions:
939 Majority
28 Dissenting
8 Concurring
975 Total



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