Timeline of the Justices

 





Chief Justices


Associate Justices


Associate Justices

John Jay, 1789-1795

 

James Wilson, 1789-1798

 

William Cushing, 1790-1810

 

John Rutledge, 1795

 

John Blair, Jr., 1790-1796

 

James Iredell, 1790-1799

 

Oliver Ellsworth, 1796-1800

Thomas Johnson, 1792-1793

 

William Paterson, 1793-1806

 

John Marshall, 1801-1835

Samuel Chase, 1796-1811

 

Bushrod Washington, 1799-1829

 

Roger Brooke Taney, 1836-1864

Alfred Moore, 1800-1804

 

William Johnson, 1804-1834

 

Salmon Portland Chase, 1864-1873

H. Brockholst Livingston, 1807-1823

 

Thomas Todd, 1807-1826

 

Morrison R. Waite, 1874-1888

Gabriel Duvall, 1811-1835

 

Joseph Story, 1812-1845

 

Melville Weston Fuller, 1888-1910

Smith Thompson, 1823-1843

 

Robert Trimble, 1826-1828

 

Edward Douglas White, 1910-1921

John McLean, 1829-1861

 

Henry Baldwin, 1830-1844

 

William Howard Taft, 1921-1930

James M. Wayne, 1835-1867

 

Philip P. Barbour, 1836-1841

 

Charles Evans Hughes, 1930-1941

John Catron, 1837-1865

 

John McKinley, 1838-1852

 

Harlan Fiske Stone, 1941-1946

Peter V. Daniel, 1842-1860

 

Samuel Nelson, 1845-1872

 

Fred M. Vinson, 1946-1953

Levi Woodbury, 1845-1851

 

Robert C. Grier, 1846-1870

 

Earl Warren, 1953-1969

Benjamin R. Curtis, 1851-1857

 

John A. Campbell, 1853-1861

 

Warren E. Burger, 1969-1986

Nathan Clifford, 1858-1881

 

Noah H. Swayne, 1862-1881

 

William H. Rehnquist, 1986-2005

Samuel F. Miller, 1862-1890

 

David Davis, 1862-1877

 

Stephen J. Field, 1863-1897

 

William Strong, 1870-1880

 

 

Joseph P. Bradley, 1870-1892

 

Ward Hunt, 1873-1882

 

 

 

John Marshall Harlan, 1877-1911

 

William B. Woods, 1881-1887

 

 

Stanley Matthews, 1881-1889

Horace Gray, 1882-1902

 

 

 

 

Samuel Blatchford, 1882-1893

 

Lucius Q. C. Lamar, 1888-1893

 

 

David J. Brewer, 1890-1910

 

Henry B. Brown, 1891-1906

 

 

George Shiras, Jr., 1892-1903

 

Howell E. Jackson, 1893-1895

 

 

Rufus W. Peckham, 1896-1909

 

Edward Douglas White, 1894-1910

 

Joseph McKenna, 1898-1925

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., 1902-1932

 

 

William R. Day, 1903-1922

 

Horace H. Lurton, 1910-1914

 

 

William H. Moody, 1906-1910

 

Joseph Rucker Lamar, 1911-1916

 

 

Charles Evan Hughes, 1910-1916

 

Mahlon Pitney, 1912-1922

 

 

Willis Van Devanter, 1911-1937

 

John H. Clarke, 1916-1922

 

 

James Clark McReynolds, 1914-1941

 

George Sutherland, 1922-1938

 

 

Louis D. Brandeis, 1916-1939

 

Edward T. Sanford, 1923-1930

 

Pierce Butler, 1923-1939

 

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo, 1932-1938

 

 

Owen J. Roberts, 1930-1945

 

Stanley F. Reed, 1938-1957

 

 

Hugo Black, 1937-1971

 

William O. Douglas, 1939-1975

 

 

Felix Frankfurter, 1939-1962

Robert H. Jackson, 1941-1954

 

 

 

Frank W. Murphy, 1940-1949

Wiley B. Rutledge, 1943-1949

 

 

James F. Byrnes, 1941-1942

Tom C. Clark, 1949-1967

 

 

 

Harold H. Burton, 1945-1958

John Marshall Harlan II, 1955-1971

 

 

 

Sherman Minton, 1949-1956

Charles E. Whittaker, 1957-1962

 

 

William J. Brennan, Jr., 1956-1990

Byron R. White, 1962-1993

 

 

Potter Stewart, 1958-1981

Abe Fortas, 1965-1969

 

 

Arthur J. Goldberg, 1962-1965

Harry A. Blackmun, 1970-1994

 

 

Thurgood Marshall, 1967-1991

Lewis F. Powell, Jr., 1972-1987

 

 

William Rehnquist, 1972-1986

John Paul Stevens, 1975-2010

 

Sandra Day O'Connor, 1981-2006

David H. Souter, 1990-2009

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