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Past U.S. Supreme Court Members

The following table lists former members of the United States Supreme Court, who served the United States since 1789, including the names of Chief and Associate Justices, years of service, place of birth, year of birth and death, and religious affiliation.

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ServiceBirth
Name, stateAssoc. JusticeChief JusticeYrsPlaceDateDiedReligion
John Jay , N.Y.1789?17955N.Y.17451829Episcopal
James Wilson, Pa.1789?17988Scotland17421798Episcopal
John Rutledge, S.C.*1790?179117951S.C.17391800Church of England
William Cushing, Mass.1790?181020Mass.17321810Unitarian
John Blair, Va.1790?17965Va.17321800Presbyterian
James Iredell, N.C.1790?17999England17511799Episcopal
Thomas Johnson, Md.1792?17930Md.17321819Episcopal
William Paterson, N.J.1793?180613Ireland17451806Protestant
Oliver Ellsworth, Conn.1796?18004Conn.17451807Congregational
Samuel Chase, Md.1796?181115Md.17411811Episcopal
Bushrod Washington, Va.1799?182930Va.17621829Episcopal
Alfred Moore, N.C.1800?18043N.C.17551810Episcopal
John Marshall, Va.1801?183534Va.17551835Episcopal
William Johnson, S.C.1804?183430S.C.17711834Presbyterian
Brockholst Livingston, N.Y.1807?182316N.Y.17571823Presbyterian
Thomas Todd, Ky.1807?182618Va.17651826Presbyterian
Gabriel Duval, Md.1811?183523Md.17521844French Protestant
Joseph Story, Mass.1812?184533Mass.17791845Unitarian
Smith Thompson, N.Y.1823?184320N.Y.17681843Presbyterian
Robert Trimble, Ky.1826?18282Va.17771828Protestant
John McLean, Ohio1830?186131N.J.17851861Methodist-Epis.
Henry Baldwin, Pa.1830?184414Conn.17801844Trinity Church
James M. Wayne, Ga.1835?186732Ga.17901867Protestant
Philip P. Barbour, Va.1836?18414Va.17831841Episcopal
Roger B. Taney, Md.1836?186428Md.17771864Roman Catholic
John Catron, Tenn.1837?186528Pa.17861865Presbyterian
John McKinley, Ala.1837?185214Va.17801852Protestant
Peter V. Daniel, Va.1841?186018Va.17841860Episcopal
Samuel Nelson, N.Y.1845?187227N.Y.17921873Protestant
Levi Woodbury, N.H.1845?18515N.H.17891851Protestant
Robert C. Grier, Pa.1846?187023Pa.17941870Presbyterian
Benjamin R. Curtis, Mass.1851?18575Mass.18091874(2)
John A. Campbell, Ala.1853?18618Ga.18111889Episcopal
Nathan Clifford, Maine1858?188123N.H.18031881(1)
Noah H. Swayne, Ohio1862?188118Va.18041884Quaker
Samuel F. Miller, Iowa1862?189028Ky.18161890Unitarian
David Davis, Ill.1862?187714Md.18151886(4)
Stephen J. Field, Calif.1863?189734Conn.18161899Episcopal
Salmon P. Chase, Ohio1864?18738N.H.18081873Episcopal
William Strong, Pa.1870?188010Conn.18081895Presbyterian
Joseph P. Bradley, N.J.1870?189221N.Y.18131892Presbyterian
Ward Hunt, N.Y.1872?18829N.Y.18101886Episcopal
Morrison R. Waite, Ohio 1874?188814Conn.18161888Episcopal
John M. Harlan, Ky.1877?191133Ky.18331911Presbyterian
William B. Woods, Ga.1880?18876Ohio18241887Protestant
Stanley Matthews, Ohio1881?18897Ohio18241889Presbyterian
Horace Gray, Mass.1882?190220Mass.18281902(3)
Samuel Blatchford, N.Y.1882?189311N.Y.18201893Presbyterian
Lucius Q. C. Lamar, Miss.1888?18935Ga.18251893Methodist
Melville W. Fuller, Ill.1888?191021Maine18331910Episcopal
David J. Brewer, Kan.1889?191020Asia Minor18371910Protestant
Henry B. Brown, Mich.1890?190615Mass.18361913Protestant
George Shiras, Jr., Pa.1892?190310Pa.18321924Presbyterian
Howell E. Jackson, Tenn.1893?18952Tenn.18321895Baptist
Edward D. White, La.*1894?19101910?192126La.18451921Roman Catholic
Rufus W. Peckham, N.Y.1895?190913N.Y.18381909Episcopal
Joseph McKenna, Calif.1898?192526Pa.18431926Roman Catholic
Oliver W. Holmes, Mass.1902?193229Mass.18411935Unitarian
William R. Day, Ohio1903?192219Ohio18491923Protestant
William H. Moody, Mass.1906?19103Mass.18531917Episcopal
Horace H. Lurton, Tenn.1909?19144Ky.18441914Episcopal
Charles E. Hughes, N.Y.*1910?19161930?194116N.Y.18621948Baptist
Willis Van Devanter, Wyo.1910?193726Ind.18591941Episcopal
Joseph R. Lamar, Ga.1910?19164Ga.18571916Ch. of Disciples
Mahlon Pitney, N.J.1912?192210N.J.18581924Presbyterian
James C. McReynolds, Tenn.1914?194126Ky.18621946Disciples of Christ
Louis D. Brandeis, Mass.1916?193922Ky.18561941Jewish
John H. Clarke, Ohio1916?19225Ohio18571945Protestant
William H. Taft, Ohio.1921?19308Ohio18571930Unitarian
George Sutherland, Utah1922?193815England18621942Episcopal
Pierce Butler, Minn.1923?193916Minn.18661939Roman Catholic
Edward T. Sanford, Tenn.1923?19307Tenn.18651930Episcopal
Harlan F. Stone, N.Y.*1925?19411941?194620N.H.18721946Episcopal
Owen J. Roberts, Pa.1930?194515Pa.18751955Episcopal
Benjamin N. Cardozo, N.Y.1932?19386N.Y.18701938Jewish
Hugo L. Black, Ala.1937?197134Ala.18861971Baptist
Stanley F. Reed, Ky.1938?195719Ky.18841980Protestant
Felix Frankfurter, Mass.1939?196223Austria18821965Jewish
William O. Douglas, Conn.1939?197536Minn.18981980Presbyterian
Frank Murphy, Mich.1940?19499Mich.18901949Roman Catholic
James F. Byrnes, S.C.1941?19421S.C.18791972Episcopal
Robert H. Jackson, Pa.1941?195413N.Y.18921954Episcopal
Wiley B. Rutledge, Iowa1943?19496Ky.18941949Unitarian
Harold H. Burton, Ohio1945?195813Mass.18881964Unitarian
Frederick M. Vinson, Ky.1946?19537Ky.18901953Methodist
Tom C. Clark, Tex.1949?196717Tex.18991977Presbyterian
Sherman Minton, Ind.1949?19567Ind.18901965Roman Catholic
Earl Warren, Calif.1953?196915Calif.18911974Protestant
John M. Harlan, N.Y.1955?197116Ill.18991971Presbyterian
William J. Brennan, Jr., N.J.1956?199033N.J.19061997Roman Catholic
Charles E. Whittaker, Mo.1957?19625Kan.19011973Methodist
Potter Stewart, Ohio1958?198123Mich.19151985Episcopal
Byron R. White, Colo.1962?199331Colo.19172002Episcopal
Arthur J. Goldberg, Ill.1962?19652Ill.19081990Jewish
Abe Fortas, Tenn.1965?19693Tenn.19101982Jewish
Thurgood Marshall, N.Y.1967?199124Md.19081993Episcopal
Warren E. Burger, Va.1969?198617Minn.19071995Presbyterian
Harry A. Blackmun, Minn.1970?199424Ill.19081999Methodist
Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Va.1972?198715Va.19071998Presbyterian
William H. Rehnquist, Ariz.*1972?19861986?200533Wis.19242005Lutheran
Sandra Day O'Connor, Ariz.1981?200625Tex.1930?Episcopal
David H. Souter, N.H.1990?200919Mass.1939?Episcopal
John Paul Stevens, Ill.1975?2010?Ill.19202019Protestant
Antonin Scalia, DC1986?201630N.J.19362016Roman Catholic
Anthony M. Kennedy, Calif.1988?201830Calif.1936?Roman Catholic

Mailing address for the Supreme Court:
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NOTE: Bold=Chief Justice
*Served as both chief justice and associate justice.
1. Congregational; later Unitarian.
2. Unitarian; then Episcopal.
3. Unitarian or Congregational.
4. Not a member of any church.

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