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Video: Stories of Chief Justice and Alumnus Melville Fuller on ‘American History TV’ (C-SPAN) Archives

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Melville Fuller (1888-1910), a member of the Class of 1853, was profiled in a segment airing on C-SPAN 3’s American History TV. Stories of Fuller, who was born in Augusta, Maine, and who was first admitted to the bar in Kennebec County, are shared by his great, great-grandnephew Robert Fuller.

The Fuller segment is one in a series of Bowdoin-related pieces airing recently as part of C-SPAN’s “Augusta Weekend.” Others pieces highlighted the papers of both Sen. George Mitchell ’54 and American Civil War hero General Oliver Otis Howard, of the Class of 1850, and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s presence on campus.