“It has been whispered among some prominent ones at Washington as it comes to me that had you been here at home you would have been quite sure of the place now supposed to be in the hands of Stanley Matthews had you wished it.”
Stanley Matthews was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1881. (So Frazier’s gossip was off by a few years). I see no other indication that Bingham was ever considered for the Court, but the prospect of his service there while the Fourteenth Amendment was being initially construed is a tantalizing constitutional “what if.”
The picture, BTW, shows you what you can get at the local diner in Cadiz. I passed on the Bingham — eggs benedict is not my favorite.