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Gibbons, Thomas, 1757-1826

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1757 - 1826

Thomas Gibbons (December 15, 1757 – May 16, 1826) was a planter, politician, lawyer, steamboat owner and the plaintiff in Gibbons vs. Ogden.

Gibbons v. Ogden, 22 U.S. (9 Wheat.) 1 (1824), was a landmark decision in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that the power to regulate interstate commerce, granted to Congress by the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution, encompassed the power to regulate navigation. The case was argued by some of America's most admired and capable attorneys at the time. Exiled Irish patriot Thomas Addis Emmet and Thomas J. Oakley argued for Ogden, while U.S. Attorney General William Wirt and Daniel Webster argued for Gibbons.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Aaron Ogden petition

Mss 819615
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Identifier: Mss 819615
Overview In English.

Daniel Webster letter

Webster Mss 821130
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Identifier: Mss 821130
Overview In English.

Lewis Willet legal document

Mss 820522
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Identifier: Mss 820522
Overview In English.

Thomas Gibbons letter

Webster Mss 821157
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Identifier: Mss 821157
Overview In English.

Thomas Gibbons letter

Webster Mss 821252
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Identifier: Mss 821252
Overview In English.

Thomas Gibbons notice

Mss 817328.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 817328.1
Overview In English.