Ready for #PortalAppealReview 73 - 10Rejected New SubmissionName:
Morrison Remick WaitePortal location:
N 41° 40.859 W 083° 34.715 (http://tinyurl.com/pt8rvp5
)Reason for Rejection:
Does not meet criteria.
(Let's ignore that a SLIDE on a children's playground just went live today because the submitter called it "Low Gravity Simulator". That meets criteria? )
The candidate Portal meets the following criteria:A LOCATION WITH A COOL STORY, A PLACE IN HISTORY OR EDUCATIONAL VALUE
-- Interesting story behind the location/object
-- Historical significance (apart from just being old)
This is the final resting place of Morrison Remick Waite, the 7th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Under Waite's leadership, the Court heard and decided nearly 3,500 cases, of which Waite himself wrote for the majority more than 1000 times. His high regard for a balance between Federal and State authorities influenced his work on the Bench, with some of his most notable work providing broader protections and rights for freedmen, and harsher sanctions against vigilante groups such as the KKK. His style of Court management, his prolific output, and his social liberalism still influence modern jurisprudence.
A respected attorney in Maumee beginning in 1838, and later in Toledo, Waite served one term as Mayor of Maumee. Later, he ran for, and was elected to, the Ohio State Legislature, where he served a term in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1849 - 1850. In 1850, citing his vehement opposition to slavery, Waite helped found the Ohio Republican Party. In 1873, he presided over the Ohio Constitutional Convention.
On January 21st, 1874, President Ulysses S. Grant nominated Waite to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was unanimously confirmed on January 24th, and served from March 4, 1874 to March 23, 1888, when he perished from a particularly virulent strain of pneumonia. Throughout his government service, Waite retained his private law practice.
Justice Waite is a figure of historical significance, both locally and nationally. A local high school in East Toledo bears his name, in honor of his service to the citizens of Toledo, Ohio, and the nation.A POINT OF INTEREST THAT FACILITATES DISCOVERY / EXERCISE
-- Promotes the idea of “Adventures on foot”
-- Encourages outdoor exploration
Waite's tomb is near the banks of a branch of the Ottawa River, in Section 42 of a beautifully landscaped, historic Victorian cemetery. Historic Woodlawn Cemetery is maintained as a park, and hosts more than 300 species of trees, numerous flowers, and more than 200 species of birds. Deer are also regular inhabitants of Woodlawn, providing peaceful company for early morning or early twilight visitors.
Historic Woodlawn Cemetery - Waite Familyhttp://tinyurl.com/phlknmm
Morrison Remick Waite (Includes more photos)http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5579
Morrison R. Waitehttp://www.mcgady.net/ms/dcj/deadchiefs.html#waite