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Supreme Court Justices

Supreme Court Justices(including dates on bench)

Chief Justices

John Jay 1789–95
John Rutledge 1795
Oliver Ellsworth 1796–1800
John Marshall 1801–35
Roger B. Taney 1836–64
Salmon P. Chase 1864–73
Morrison R. Waite 1874–88
Melville W. Fuller 1888–1910
Edward D. White 1910–21
William H. Taft 1921–30
Charles E. Hughes 1930–41
Harlan F. Stone 1941–46
Fred M. Vinson 1946–53
Earl Warren 1953–69
Warren E. Burger 1969–86
William H. Rehnquist 1986–2005
John G. Roberts, Jr. 2005–

Associate Justices

John Rutledge 1789–91
William Cushing 1789–1810
James Wilson 1789–98
John Blair 1789–96
Robert H. Harrison 1789–90
James Iredell 1790–99
Thomas Johnson 1791–93
William Paterson 1793–1806
Samuel Chase 1796–1811
Bushrod Washington 1798–1829
Alfred Moore 1799–1804
William Johnson 1804–34
Henry Brockholst Livingston 1806–23
Thomas Todd 1807–26
Gabriel Duval 1811–36
Joseph Storey 1811–45
Smith Thompson 1823–43
Robert Trimble 1826–28
John McLean 1829–61
Henry Baldwin 1830–44
James M. Wayne 1835–67
Philip P. Barbour 1836–41
John Catron 1837–65
John McKinley 1837–52
Peter V. Daniel 1841–60
Samuel Nelson 1845–72
Levi Woodbury 1845–51
Robert C. Grier 1846–70
Benjamin R. Curtis 1851–57
John A. Campbell 1853–61
Nathan Clifford 1858–81
Noah H. Swayne 1862–81
Samuel F. Miller 1862–90
David Davis 1862–77
Stephen J. Field 1863–97
William Strong 1870–80
Joseph P. Bradley 1870–92
Ward Hunt 1873–82
John M. Harlan 1877–1911
William B. Woods 1881–87
Stanley Matthews 1881–89
Horace Gray 1882–1902
Samuel Blatchford 1882–93
Lucius G. C. Lamar 1888–93
David J. Brewer 1890–1910
Henry B. Brown 1891–1906
George Shiras, Jr. 1892–1903
Howell E. Jackson 1893–95
Edward D. White 1894–1910
Rufus W. Peckham 1896–1909
Joseph McKenna 1898–1925
Oliver W. Holmes 1902–32
William R. Day 1903–22
William H. Moody 1906–10
Horace H. Lurton 1910–14
Charles E. Hughes 1910–16
Willis Van Devanter 1911–37
Joseph R. Lamar 1911–16
Mahlon Pitney 1912–22
James C. McReynolds 1914–41
Louis D. Brandeis 1916–39
John H. Clarke 1916–22
George Sutherland 1922–38
Pierce Butler 1923–39
Edward T. Sanford 1923–30
Harlan F. Stone 1925–41
Owen J. Roberts 1930–45
Benjamin N. Cardozo 1932–38
Hugo Black 1937–71
Stanley F. Reed 1938–57
Felix Frankfurter 1939–62
William O. Douglas 1939–75
Frank Murphy 1940–49
James F. Byrnes 1941–42
Robert H. Jackson 1941–54
Wiley B. Rutledge 1943–49
Harold H. Burton 1945–58
Thomas C. Clark 1949–67
Sherman Minton 1949–56
John M. Harlan 1955–71
William J. Brennan, Jr. 1956–90
Charles E. Whittaker 1957–62
Potter Stewart 1958–81
Byron R. White 1962–93
Arthur J. Goldberg 1962–65
Abe Fortas 1965–69
Thurgood Marshall 1967–91
Harry A. Blackmun 1970–94
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 1971–87
William H. Rehnquist 1971–86
John Paul Stevens 1975–2010
Sandra Day O'Connor 1981–2006
Antonin Scalia 1986–
Anthony M. Kennedy 1988–
David H. Souter 1990–2009
Clarence Thomas 1991–
Ruth Bader Ginsburg 1993–
Stephen G. Breyer 1994–
Samuel A. Alito, Jr. 2006–
Sonia Sotomayor 2009–
Elena Kagan 2010–

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