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Abe Fortas
   was appointed by   
Lyndon B. Johnson
1965-1969, resigned
Alfred Moore
   was appointed by   
John Adams
1800-1804, resigned
Anthony Kennedy
   was appointed by   
Ronald Reagan
1988-
Antonin Scalia
   was appointed by   
Ronald Reagan
1986-
Arthur Goldberg
   was appointed by   
John Kennedy
1962-1965; resigned
Benjamin Nathan Cardozo
   was appointed by   
Herbert Hoover
1932-1938
Benjamin Robbins Curtis
   was appointed by   
Millard Fillmore
1851-1857, resigned
Bushrod Washington
   was appointed by   
John Adams
1799-1829
Byron White
   was appointed by   
John Kennedy
1962-1993; knicknamed, "Whizzer" for his college football prowess
Charles Evans Hughes
   was appointed by   
Herbert Hoover
1930-1941, Chief Justice; former Associate Justice, 1910-1916
Charles Evans Hughes
   was appointed by   
William Howard Taft
1910-1916, retired
Charles Evans Whittaker
   was appointed by   
Dwight Eisenhower
1957-1962, resigned
Clarence Thomas
   was appointed by   
George H. W. Bush
1991-
David Davis
   was appointed by   
Abraham Lincoln
1862-1877, resigned
David Josiah Brewer
   was appointed by   
Benjamin Harrison
1890-1910
David Souter
   was appointed by   
George H. W. Bush
1990-
Earl Warren
   was appointed by   
Dwight Eisenhower
1953-1969, Chief Justice
Edward Douglass White
   was appointed by   
Grover Cleveland
1894-1921; appointed Chief Justice by Howard Taft in 1910
Edward Terry Sanford
   was appointed by   
Warren G. Harding
1923-1930
Felix Frankfurter
   was appointed by   
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1939-1962, retired
Frank Murphy
   was appointed by   
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1940-1949
Frederick Moore Vinson
   was appointed by   
Harry Truman
1946-1953, Chief Justice
Gabriel Duvall
   was appointed by   
James Madison
1811-1835
George Shiras, Jr.
   was appointed by   
Benjamin Harrison
1892-1903, retired
George Sutherland
   was appointed by   
Warren G. Harding
1922-1938
Harlan Fiske Stone
   was appointed by   
Calvin Coolidge
1925-1946; appointed Chief Justice in 1941 by Franklin Roosevelt
Harold Hitz Burton
   was appointed by   
Harry Truman
1945-1958, retired
Harry Blackmun
   was appointed by   
Richard Nixon
1970-1994, retired
Henry Baldwin
   was appointed by   
Andrew Jackson
1830-1844
Henry Billings Brown
   was appointed by   
Benjamin Harrison
1891-1906, retired
Henry Brockholst Livingston
   was appointed by   
Thomas Jefferson
1807-1823
Horace Gray
   was appointed by   
Chester A. Arthur
1882-1902
Horace Harmon Lurton
   was appointed by   
William Howard Taft
1910-1914
Howell Edmunds Jackson
   was appointed by   
Benjamin Harrison
1893-1895
Hugo Black
   was appointed by   
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1937-1971; widely acknowledged as one of the most influential justices of the 20th century
James Clark McReynolds
   was appointed by   
Woodrow Wilson
1914-1941
James Francis Bymes
   was appointed by   
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1941-1942, resigned
James Iredell
   was appointed by   
George Washington
1790-1799, died
James Moore Wayne
   was appointed by   
Andrew Jackson
1835-1867
James Wilson
   was appointed by   
George Washington
1789-1798
John Archibald Campbell
   was appointed by   
Franklin Pierce
1853-1861, resigned
John Blair
   was appointed by   
George Washington
1790-1795, resigned
John Catron
   was appointed by   
Martin Van Buren
1837-1865
John G. Roberts
   was appointed by   
George W. Bush
2005-, Chief Justice
John Hessin Clarke
   was appointed by   
Woodrow Wilson
1916-1922, resigned
John Jay
   was appointed by   
George Washington
1789-1795, Chief Justice
John Marshall Harlan
   was appointed by   
Rutherford B. Hayes
1877-1911
John Marshall Harlan II
   was appointed by   
Dwight Eisenhower
1955-1971; grandson of his namesake, the Associate Justice, John Marshall Harlan
John Marshall
   was appointed by   
John Adams
1801-1835, Chief Justice
John McKinley
   was appointed by   
Martin Van Buren
1838-1852
John McLean
   was appointed by   
Andrew Jackson
1830-1861
John Paul Stevens
   was appointed by   
Gerald Ford
1975-
John Rutledge
   was appointed by   
George Washington
1790-1791, resigned; re-appointed in 1795 as Chief Justice, then rejected in the same year by the Senate
Joseph McKenna
   was appointed by   
William McKinley
1898-1925
Joseph P. Bradley
   was appointed by   
Ulysses S. Grant
1870-1892
Joseph Rucker Lamar
   was appointed by   
William Howard Taft
1911-1916
Joseph Story
   was appointed by   
James Madison
1812-1845
Levi Woodbury
   was appointed by   
James K. Polk
1845-1851
Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
   was appointed by   
Richard Nixon
1972-1987, retired
Louis Dembitz Brandeis
   was appointed by   
Woodrow Wilson
1916-1939, first Jewish Supreme Court Justice
Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar
   was appointed by   
Grover Cleveland
1888-1893
Mahlon Pitney
   was appointed by   
William Howard Taft
1912-1922, resigned
Melville Weston Fuller
   was appointed by   
Grover Cleveland
1888-1910, Chief Justice
Morisson Remick Waite
   was appointed by   
Ulysses S. Grant
1874-1888, Chief Justice
Nathan Clifford
   was appointed by   
James Buchanan
1858-1881
Noah Haynes Swayne
   was appointed by   
Abraham Lincoln
1862-1881, retired
Oliver Ellsworth
   was appointed by   
George Washington
1796-1800, Chief Justice
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
   was appointed by   
Theodore Roosevelt
1902-1932; one of the most widely cited Justices of the Supreme Court
Owen Josephus Roberts
   was appointed by   
Herbert Hoover
1930-1945, resigned
Peter Vivian Daniel
   was appointed by   
Martin Van Buren
1842-1860
Philip Pendelton Barbour
   was appointed by   
Andrew Jackson
1836-1841
Pierce Butler
   was appointed by   
Warren G. Harding
1923-1939
Potter Stewart
   was appointed by   
Dwight Eisenhower
1958-1981, retired
Robert Cooper Grier
   was appointed by   
James K. Polk
1846-1870, retired
Robert Houghwout Jackson
   was appointed by   
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1941-1954
Robert Trimble
   was appointed by   
John Quincy Adams
1826-1828
Roger Brooke Taney
   was appointed by   
Andrew Jackson
1836-1864, Chief Justice
Rufus Wheeler Peckham
   was appointed by   
Grover Cleveland
1896-1909
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
   was appointed by   
Bill Clinton
1993-
Salmon Portland Chase
   was appointed by   
Abraham Lincoln
1864-1873, Chief Justice
Samuel Alito
   was appointed by   
George W. Bush
2006-
Samuel Blatchford
   was appointed by   
Chester A. Arthur
1882-1893
Samuel Chase
   was appointed by   
George Washington
1796-1811
Samuel Freeman Miller
   was appointed by   
Abraham Lincoln
1862-1890
Samuel Nelson
   was appointed by   
John Tyler
1845-1872, retired
Sandra Day O'Connor
   was appointed by   
Ronald Reagan
1981-2006, retired
Sherman Minton
   was appointed by   
Harry Truman
1949-1956, retired
Smith Thompson
   was appointed by   
James Monroe
1823-1843
Stanley Forman Reed
   was appointed by   
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1938-1957, retired
Stanley Mathews
   was appointed by   
James Garfield
1881-1889
Stephen Breyer
   was appointed by   
Bill Clinton
1994-
Stephen Johnson Field
   was appointed by   
Abraham Lincoln
1863-1897, retired
Thomas Johnson
   was appointed by   
George Washington
1792-1793, resigned
Thomas Todd
   was appointed by   
Thomas Jefferson
1807-1826
Thurgood Marshall
   was appointed by   
Lyndon B. Johnson
1967-1991, retired
Tom Campbell Clark
   was appointed by   
Harry Truman
1949-1967, retired
Ward Hunt
   was appointed by   
Ulysses S. Grant
1873-1882, retired
Warren Burger
   was appointed by   
Richard Nixon
1969-1986, Chief Justice
Wiley Blount Rutledge
   was appointed by   
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1943-1949
William Burnham Woods
   was appointed by   
Rutherford B. Hayes
1881-1887
William Cushing
   was appointed by   
George Washington
1790-1810
William Henry Moody
   was appointed by   
Theodore Roosevelt
1906-1910, retired
William Howard Taft
   was appointed by   
Warren G. Harding
1921-1930, Chief Justice and former 27th President of the United States
William H. Rehnquist
   was appointed by   
Richard Nixon
1972-2005; appointed Chief Justice by Ronald Reagan in 1986
William J. Brennan, Jr.
   was appointed by   
Dwight Eisenhower
1956-1990, retired
William Johnson
   was appointed by   
Thomas Jefferson
1804-1834
William O. Douglas
   was appointed by   
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1939-1975, retired; longest serving Justice in the history of the Court
William Paterson
   was appointed by   
George Washington
1793-1806
William Rufus Day
   was appointed by   
Theodore Roosevelt
1903-1922, retired
William Strong
   was appointed by   
Ulysses S. Grant
1870-1880, retired
Willis Van Devanter
   was appointed by   
William Howard Taft
1911-1937, retired


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