Learn more about important associates of Roger Brooke Taney.
Nicholas Biddle (1786-1844) was President of the Bank of the United States from 1823-1836, often an object of Taney’s scorn and derision.
Thomas Ellicott (1777-1859) was President of the Union Bank of Maryland, one of the “pet banks” selected by President Andrew Jackson to receive federal deposits removed from the Bank of the United States.
Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was President of the United States from 1829-1837. Taney played an important role in helping Jackson to shape a new coalition of voters, the Democratic Party.
Amos Kendall (1789-1869) was 4th auditor of the Treasury and a trusted member of President Andrew Jackson’s informal board of political advisors, the “Kitchen Cabinet.”
Henry Dilworth Gilpin
Henry Dilworth Gilpin (1801-1860) was United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, selected by President Andrew Jackson to serve as one of the Directors of the Bank of the United States.
James Mason Campbell
James Mason Campbell (1810-1869) was Roger Brooke Taney’s son-in-law and a frequent correspondent.